PPL's Demons of Adoption contest mocks the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute's Annual Angel in Adoption Award. Created to raise awareness of children in foster care needing homes, it has become "an adoption industry love fest lauding agency executives and adoption attorneys simply for running a business." Past angels include convicted child molester Jerry Sandusky, since stripped of his halo.
Although it's tough to choose, I'm voting for South Korea. For 60 years, the South Korean government has been sending its poor, sick, and "illegitimate" children to the US, Europe, and Australia rather than provide for them. At one time children were its largest export and these unfortunate tots still put tons of cash into the hands of adoption profiteers and government officials.
To our readers on the East Coast, we're thinking of you and hoping you're doing okay.
To all our readers, Happy Halloween! Eat lots of treats and play lots of tricks. And brace yourself for November when the demons of adoption come out in full force to celebrate National Adoption Awareness Month . Here are the candidates, link to vote at Pound Pup Legacy below. --jane
- *The Christian Post: for running several mind bendingly biased articles about intercountry adoption;
- Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute: for giving their seal of approval to persons and organizations that promote the interests of the adoption industry and pushing agency friendly legislation in Congress;
- Celebrate Children International: for being the agency behind numerous illegal adoptions, and the agency of record for the stolen child Fernanda;
- Oxygen Network: for producing the absolutely horrendous show "I'm Having Their Baby." Tasteless, manipulative, coercive, and intrusive into the lives of vulnerable women trying to cope with an unplanned pregnancy;
- Adam Pertman: for claiming to be a critic of the adoption system, while at the same time promoting the interest of the adoption industry;
- Martin Narey: for trying to speed up adoptions and make it easier to adopt, and suggesting women who want to abort should abandon;
- Adoption Assistance, Inc. and World Association for Children and Parents (WACAP): for their role in the adoption travesty featuring Artem Justin Hansen (Artem Saveliev) and his so-called "permanent placement" with "forever mom", Torry Hansen, infamous Adoptive mother who returned her problem-child back to Russia like a pair of unwanted shoes;
- U.S. State Department: for their show-boating role in adoption regulation reform talks with Russia this year. Despite all appearances, the DOS has zero power when it comes to enforcing regulations established between the two signatories;
- Larry S. Jenkins: for his involvement in nearly every case where father's rights were violated;
- The United States House of Representatives: for fast-tracking H.R. 1464: North Korean Refugee Adoption Act of 2011; This bill in effect by-passes the limited safe-guards that are in place in international adoption, to bring North Korean children to the US for adoption.;
- Nancy Verrier: for her untested and untestable theory. It creates nothing but weepy distraction in the legitimate battle against adoption secrecy, corruption, and coercion;
- South Korea: for having the longest running international adoption program in the world; for not giving adequate support to single mothers.
For more on Korean adoptions, see Truth and Reconciliation for the Adoption Community of Korea
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