Fighting Back with Words Against a Pro-Life Babble on “Supporting Adoption in a Post-Dobbs America”
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by legitimatebastard
4M ago
For the last two days, I’ve been writing in response to a Tweet and a blog post, both referencing a blog post from the pro-life movement. The Tweet is: https://twitter.com/adopteelaw/status/1578570380574269441 Not sure how to preface this story other than . And the unseen money behind all of this is mind-boggling. https://t.co/tIWKbeHAEl — Adoptee Rights Law (@adopteelaw) October 8 ..read more
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Buffalo is Mourning … and What this Area Means to Me
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by legitimatebastard
9M ago
May 16, 2022 From my Facebook Post … Buffalo is The City of Good Neighbors. We take care of each other. Yes, we do have problems, but for the most part, we are a community of love and caring. We are grieving and outraged at the racial violence and murder perpetrated by one evil young ..read more
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How to Choose a Better Life for Your Baby
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by legitimatebastard
1y ago
This is a re-blog by a Mom who voluntarily gave up her parental rights to her infant to “give her a better life”. That’s the catch-phrase society uses to lure vulnerable young mothers into believing they aren’t good enough to parent their own child. What impresses me here is not only the Mom’s courage to ..read more
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10th Biennial Adoption Initiative Conference
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by legitimatebastard
1y ago
Originally posted on Daniel Drennan ElAwar: The Adoption Initiative Conference (I am on the planning committee) is happy to announce the dates for its upcoming virtual conference: Friday, March 25 and Saturday, March 26, 2022. The theme for the conference is: The Evolution of Adoption Practice: Activist and Community Perspectives. The portal for proposals is ..read more
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The Adoption Primer
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by legitimatebastard
1y ago
What You Need To Know About Adoption’s Identity Theft, Restoring Adoptees’ Birthrights, and Critical Adoption Studies © 2021-10-31 For those who asked, here is THE ADOPTION PRIMER. You can copy and paste these two pages onto your own Word document and print on double-sided paper. Fold into a tri-fold pamphlet.  This is an educational tool ..read more
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Rebloggin TAO’s The Art of Dismissing the Adoptee’s Vocie….
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by legitimatebastard
1y ago
For those people who want to shut us down, tell adoptees how to feel and what to think and how to behave, please, please listen to what adotped people say. Validate our feelings, our experiences. We don’t have to “be grateful.” We’re not “angry and bitter” when we speak our truths. Perhaps you could read ..read more
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When You Prayed Against Me
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by legitimatebastard
1y ago
Originally posted on velvet bocephus: It was the lowest point in my life. I had lost so much in such a short amount of time. I had gone from someone who believed in a hopeful future to someone who was hopeful just to make it through each day; nevermind a future. I was shamed and ..read more
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I Finally Know Who I Am
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by legitimatebastard
2y ago
Originally posted on Adoption: Beyond Myths, Misgivings, and Mayhem: by: Bree aka NoRang You STOLE me from my motherland. You never asked if I was okay with leaving my place of birth, my home. Kidnapping me away from everyone that looked like me, my culture. I was placed into your family. A family who knew ..read more
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Family Preservation Lessons Learned from Orphans in My Families Before, During, and After the 1918 Influenza Pandemic and What This Means for Families Surviving Today’s Covid-19 Pandemic
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by legitimatebastard
2y ago
Family Preservation Lessons Learned from Orphans in My Families Before, During, and After the 1918 Influenza Pandemic and What This Means for Families Surviving Today’s Covid-19 Pandemic  By Doris Michol Sippel, formerly known as Joan Mary Wheeler, BSW, is an American adoptees’ rights activist and author of Forbidden Family: An Adopted Woman’s Struggle for Identity ..read more
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Family Histories Are Important to an Adoptee – Don’t Lie About It
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by legitimatebastard
3y ago
TAO posted an interesting post today for National Adoption Awareness Month: Adoption Awareness Month – Family History When I wrote my comment, I realized it needs to be a post on my own website. So here it is. Family History is very important! I have an extensive family tree from my adoptive family, and then ..read more
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