I'm curious to know how others feel about these latest findings released by the Evan B. Donaldson Institute . . .
Asked by Anonymous at 1:10 PM on Apr. 7, 2009 in Adoption
Aparents are not kidnapping pregnant women off the streets, these women made an adoption plan.
First off, where is the word kidnapping used here? and why is there always this need to insert exaggerated words like "kidnapping and stealing" where neither word was used to begin with.
Secondly, expectant mothers ARE approached everywhere: at work, supermarkets, malls, churches, doctors offices, schools, etc.., with adoption hype. They ARE solicited to with lures like: Pregnant? don't know where to turn? we can help you for FREE, contact us. Or Please consider us, we can help each other, talk with my lawyer or with my agency. The expectant mother is a symbol of potential means to the newborn adoption industry and the desperately wantin' a newborn. The two work in tandem with each other, and a truly unholy alliance against mother and child if there ever was one.
Answer by Anonymous at 8:41 PM on Apr. 18, 2009
Answer by Dannee at 1:21 PM on Apr. 7, 2009
Answer by mikeyjavimami21 at 1:51 PM on Apr. 7, 2009
Great article. I partly agree with AAKeeley in that they absolutely should be legally enforceable, and subject change by the court, but I think every couple of years is unnecessary. If an open adoption is working why bog down the courts. I think either side should be able to go back to renegotiate their position if they feel the need but not otherwise.
Answer by onethentwins at 3:44 PM on Apr. 7, 2009
Answer by onethentwins at 4:33 PM on Apr. 7, 2009
Answer by PortAngeles1969 at 1:27 AM on Apr. 8, 2009
This report was released in Nov, 2006.
Evan B. Donaldson Institute claims this report represents the most thorough, intensive, comprehensive, sophisticated effort. They state there are faulty stereotypes and misconceptions about mothers of adoption loss because there's no knowledge of who they are. So they've taken their findings and make recommendations.
Well FYI - NOT ONE mother of adoption loss was interviewed for this 68 page report. That's right - NOT ONE. And it's not because they didn't know where to contact mothers if they really wanted to. Yet, here they are, telling you and John Q. Public all about mothers - typical self-appointed experts of the infant adoption industry, taking it upon themselves, out to set the record straight and making recommendations. Well enough and no more !!! mothers can speak for themselves.
Answer by Anonymous at 3:37 AM on Apr. 8, 2009
Answer by babycakes254 at 10:48 AM on Apr. 8, 2009
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Answer by onethentwins at 11:27 AM on Apr. 8, 2009