Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Monday, March 28, 2011
Would-be adopters have begun circling Japan in the wake of the tragic earthquake and tsunami earlier this month. First Mother Forum readers may recall that after the January 11, 2010 earthquake in Haiti, Catholic Charities and other south Florida groups planned a massive airlift of perhaps several thousand of children thought to have been orphaned (When Disaster Strikes, Adoption is Sure to Follow).
Friday, March 25, 2011
Madonna's Malawi charity fails and Ethiopian adoptions shut down to a trickle: Could there be abuse in the system?
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Would-be adoptive parent Stacey Doss, has vowed to go to “Capitol Hill and elevate children’s rights so they are equal to parental rights.”
Doss who sought to adopt Vanessa over the objections of the child’s father Benjamin Mills, Jr. has been appointed Vanessa’s permanent guardian with visitation rights granted to Mills, his mother, Rena Jordan, and Vanessa’s biological sisters in a settlement reached by the parties this month after nearly three years of litigation, according to the Dayton Daily News.
Sunday, March 20, 2011
It's legislation time in all of the states and provinces where there is any activity regarding changing the laws. A partial list includes Rhode Island, Missouri, Montana, and of course New Jersey and New York, two states were we've been involved in the process.
But as an adoptee (Robert Wilson) wrote to me recently, why aren't we working for access to the new name and identity
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Sunday, March 13, 2011
It's a word bandied about about birth mothers who are not content with their situation as mothers without children to mother. Call me bitter, and it gives you an excuse to dismiss me, because, y'all know that I haven't accepted reality and made peace with the fact that I relinquished my daughter to an uncertain future. And we birth mothers who relinquished in the Mesozoic Age of shame, shunning and closed adoptions,
Friday, March 11, 2011
Thursday, March 10, 2011
An LDS birth mother talks about her church, search and reunion, and the LDS position on such matters
Monday, March 7, 2011
|Jane and Lorraine in 1983|
But what of closed adoptions today?
Sunday, March 6, 2011
Thursday, March 3, 2011
According to the report at ABC--and there will be more on Nightline tonight at 11:35 p.m.--one of teens featured on "16 and Pregnant," Whitney Purvis said that her turn on the show turned her into a celebrity in her town of Rome, Georgia. Purvis said that the movie, Juno, our least favorite movie of all time, make pregnancy look "cute." Right, she said, cute, and that made her want to participate in the original show on MTV.
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
As suggested by her
and with permission