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BRAND X

Orphaned transracial international ungrateful insurgent Class Bastard.

Posts tagged adoption industry

Apr 13 '14
lakotapeopleslawproject:

53% of #SouthDakota's foster children are #Lakota, even though only 12% of children are Lakota. Grandmothers are illegally denied custody of their grandchildren everyday. This injustice has been going on for decades, and stretches far beyond current Governor Daugaard.The answer is tribal foster care programs- and ending the payday for state officials. Learn more:http://lakota.cc/IIaGPC

lakotapeopleslawproject:

53% of #SouthDakota's foster children are #Lakota, even though only 12% of children are Lakota. Grandmothers are illegally denied custody of their grandchildren everyday. 
This injustice has been going on for decades, and stretches far beyond current Governor Daugaard.
The answer is tribal foster care programs- and ending the payday for state officials. Learn more:http://lakota.cc/IIaGPC

Apr 2 '14

The Evangelical Orphan Boom
Christian advocates of transnational adoption often claim some 150 million children need homes — even though that figure, derived from a UNICEF report, includes all non-Western children who have lost only one parent, and also any children who live with extended family.  
Evangelicals from the Bible Belt to Southern California don wristbands or T-shirts reading “orphan addict” or “serial adopter.” Ministries have emerged to raise money and award grants to help Christians pay the fees (some $30,000 on average, plus travel) associated with transnational adoption.
However well intended, this enthusiasm has exacerbated what has become a boom-and-bust market for children that leaps from country to country. In many cases, the influx of money has created incentives to establish or expand orphanages — and identify children to fill them. 
The potential for fraud and abuse is high. Of course, adoption problems aren’t limited to Christian agencies, and they don’t originate with them, but some movement insiders say that evangelicals — whether driven by zeal or naïveté — have had a disproportionate impact on the international adoption system.

The Evangelical Orphan Boom

Christian advocates of transnational adoption often claim some 150 million children need homes — even though that figure, derived from a UNICEF report, includes all non-Western children who have lost only one parent, and also any children who live with extended family.

Evangelicals from the Bible Belt to Southern California don wristbands or T-shirts reading “orphan addict” or “serial adopter.” Ministries have emerged to raise money and award grants to help Christians pay the fees (some $30,000 on average, plus travel) associated with transnational adoption.

However well intended, this enthusiasm has exacerbated what has become a boom-and-bust market for children that leaps from country to country. In many cases, the influx of money has created incentives to establish or expand orphanages — and identify children to fill them.

The potential for fraud and abuse is high. Of course, adoption problems aren’t limited to Christian agencies, and they don’t originate with them, but some movement insiders say that evangelicals — whether driven by zeal or naïveté — have had a disproportionate impact on the international adoption system.

Mar 31 '14

Young Dad Wins Back Custody of Child Adopted Without Consent

26-year-old Jeremiah Sampson waged a three-year court battle that forced him to drop out of college to pay for legal expenses in gaining custody of his child.
Sampson drove five hours to Rolla, Mo., once or twice a week for more than six months to challenge the adoption in court. The adoptive parents threw a towel over the baby’s head in court, refusing to let him look at his birth father.
Born and raised in Coweta, Oklahoma, Sampson had four older brothers, three sisters and a mother who worked two jobs to support them all. He didn’t meet his father until he was 13 and hasn’t seen him much since. “I would never do that to my own flesh and blood,” Sampson said. “I would never walk away from my own child.”
Sampson is now suing the adoption agency for violating his parental rights by going ahead with the placement even after he objected.
Source: Tulsa World


THIS IS MONUMENTAL IF YOU KNOW ANYTHING OF THE ADOPTION INDUSTRY’S ALL OUT GLOBAL ASSAULT ON BLACK FAMILY PRESERVATION OMG LOOK AT THIS GLORIOUS DUO LOOK AT THIS GLORIOUS RULING I CANNOT CONTAIN MY EXCITEMENT /capslock!orphan X

Young Dad Wins Back Custody of Child Adopted Without Consent

26-year-old Jeremiah Sampson waged a three-year court battle that forced him to drop out of college to pay for legal expenses in gaining custody of his child.

Sampson drove five hours to Rolla, Mo., once or twice a week for more than six months to challenge the adoption in court. The adoptive parents threw a towel over the baby’s head in court, refusing to let him look at his birth father.

Born and raised in Coweta, Oklahoma, Sampson had four older brothers, three sisters and a mother who worked two jobs to support them all. He didn’t meet his father until he was 13 and hasn’t seen him much since.

“I would never do that to my own flesh and blood,” Sampson said. “I would never walk away from my own child.”

Sampson is now suing the adoption agency for violating his parental rights by going ahead with the placement even after he objected.

Source: Tulsa World

THIS IS MONUMENTAL IF YOU KNOW ANYTHING OF THE ADOPTION INDUSTRY’S ALL OUT GLOBAL ASSAULT ON BLACK FAMILY PRESERVATION OMG LOOK AT THIS GLORIOUS DUO LOOK AT THIS GLORIOUS RULING I CANNOT CONTAIN MY EXCITEMENT /capslock!orphan X

Mar 30 '14

nitaohoyo:

brandx:

dickensianwerewolf:

Do adoptive parents commit fraud when they have their children’s birth certificates censored and edited, to the detriment of their children’s health and personal quest for knowledge about their heritage. Is Mr. Christie going to be the head of the crusade against birth certificate alteration in all its forms because he is a man of principle who totally didn’t say and do that transphobic thing because he is transphobic, it’s just that he loves birth certificates so much and hates anything to do with editing these precious records.

Heh. Since global child trafficking is literally 100% legal in the U.S., hard to say what constitutes “fraud” there anymore. One of Angelina Jolie’s adoption agents who made over $9,000,000 USD profits from buying and selling Cambodian children (and erasing all their birth records, natch) was charged with fraud, but ONLY because she failed to declare the 9mil on her taxes.

Meanwhile, this cis scummy U.S. politician is crying “fraud” at trans* people seeking to edit incorrect birth certificates. LOL stay classy, USA.

While I can’t comment much on the second half of the post that the OP posted, I can comment on the first portion.

Do adoptive parents commit fraud when they have their children’s birth certificates censored and edited, to the detriment of their children’s health and personal quest for knowledge about their heritage.

In the case of adopting children, at least within the United States, it is not the parents that alter the birth certificates but the child placement agencies and courts.

Changing the Original Birth Certificate (OBC) is part of the standard procedure of adoption (particularly closed adoptions). When the adoption is finalized, as I said before, the courts and child placement agencies create a new birth certificate for the adoptee with the names of the adoptive parents (“aparents” as they’re called in some adoptee circles). While it is difficult, adoptees are sometimes able to obtain their OBC later on…. after doing a lot of digging, fighting for it in court, and spending money to get it. Digging, going to court, and spending money is also sometime (often enough) required also to unseal the adoption records of the adoptee.

While I have not yet obtained my OBC, I have gone through the ring of getting my records unsealed & trying to track down my biological family (bfamily). I have also worked with many adoptees to help them in their journey of unsealing their records and find information on their biological parents (bparents) and families. I’ve also had to do loads of research about the adoption industry, particularly as it pertains to native adoptees. Although aparents can sometimes be pretty shitty (as could biological parents), more often than not the blame for false documentation of adoptees and making it difficult to obtain records of adoptees prior to being adopted lies primarily with courts and child placement agencies. 

However, given that names on adoptees’ birth certificates are also subject to change between the OBC and the birth certificate post-adoption, I feel that everyone ought to have the right to have whatever name their prefer on their birth certificates as well as access to any and all birth certificates that are created for them. 

Pretty sure Dickensianwerewolf was being his sharp, snarky self by posing the question of adoptive parents committing fraud— but hey, your serious response is great and useful, boosting for my U.S. adoptees, cheers! X

Mar 30 '14
"#123. To our family: we’re a family member. To the government and society: we’re “charity cases”, legal/court cases, “lucky”, and perpetual outsiders. I just can’t seem to get over the fact that no matter how “normal” my life is to me (cause it’s all I’ve ever known), others will always see us as something strange and wrong and we’ll be treated that way."

Anonymous (via confessions-of-an-adoptee)

Class: Bastard. X

Mar 28 '14
Mar 26 '14

peaceshannon:

in regards to hyunsu’s murder, holt is now publicly saying that the bruises on hyunsu’s body could be “MONGOLIAN SPOTS” or BIRTH MARKS - audacious claims considering the AUTOPSY found “a fracture at the base of skull, bruises to the forehead, swelling of the brain and wounds to other parts of the body..blunt impact to the back from a linear and triangular shaped object.”

but why wouldn’t holt be audacious? this isn’t the first time children who have been adopted through holt have been murdered by their adoptive parents. in 2008, when four korean children were murdered by their adoptive parents, holt’s response was: “Holt International Children’s Services investigated and found that the Sueppels were a very good family when the children were adopted. They had no criminal records. Mr. Sueppel’s parents and brothers had decent jobs.”

apparently if you have no criminal record and your parents and brothers have decent jobs… by holt’s standards, you are a “very good family” - NO! yes, there is abuse in biological families but we can’t screen biological families before they have children. however, we can and SHOULD screen adoptive families rigorously before we place children in their care. clearly, the screening process at holt (who placed hyunsu AND the four 2008 murder case victims) and catholic charities (the american agency hyunsu was placed through) is NOT working.

holt must take responsibility for its part in hyunsu’s death!!

Mar 20 '14
lakotapeopleslawproject:

"We have generation, after generation, after generation who learned their parenting from the boarding schools. And then we wonder why there are problems.” - Judge William Thorne.#SouthDakota continues this cycle, and illegally rejects safe foster homes with loving #Lakota relatives.We know the solution: foster care run by and for the tribes!SIGN THE PETITION: www.LakotaLaw.org/Action

lakotapeopleslawproject:

"We have generation, after generation, after generation who learned their parenting from the boarding schools. And then we wonder why there are problems.” - Judge William Thorne.

#SouthDakota continues this cycle, and illegally rejects safe foster homes with loving #Lakota relatives.
We know the solution: foster care run by and for the tribes!

SIGN THE PETITION: www.LakotaLaw.org/Action

Mar 20 '14
anarcho-queer:

Mississippi Judge Takes Baby Away From Mother, Says Lack Of English Would Cause ‘Developmental’ Problems
A federal judge has ruled that a case against two employees of Singing River Hospital and a state child welfare caseworker accused of unjustly separating a newborn baby from her mother may proceed – denying the defendants’ attempt to claim immunity for their actions
The lawsuit was filed on behalf of Baltazar Cruz and her daughter. The mother – who speaks the indigenous Mexican language Chatino, limited Spanish and virtually no English – gave birth to her daughter at Singing River Hospital in November 2008. Two days later, the child was taken from her following allegations by a hospital employee who spoke only in Spanish to the mother.
They claimed she was undocumented, traded sex for housing and concluded she intended to give her child away. While she was at the hospital, her Chatino-speaking cousin tried to tell officials that she is actually employed at a Chinese restaurant, and did not in fact “admit” to allegations that she was involved in the sex trade. But a social services representatives who did not know her language nonetheless excluded her cousin from discussions between them.
After the state health department filed a “report of suspected abuse and neglect,” officials temporarily gave Baltazar Cruz’s baby to a couple who wanted to adopt a child, but were not licensed as foster parents, according to court documents. And at a court hearing that followed, Judge Sharon Sigalas agreed with the couple’s argument that the baby would have “developmental” problems because she would not communicate with the baby in English.
Baltazar Cruz was without her daughter for almost a year, and the court nearly terminated her parental rights.
It was only after a federal investigation of the case was initiated that the judge, prosecutor, and guardian ad litem all recused themselves from the case, claiming a new conflict of interest. The judge who replaced Sigalas granted Baltazar Cruz custody.
A federal judge ruled Friday that these officials could not now claim immunity from constitutional allegations against them, concluding, “This case is riddled with contradicting stories and potential indicia of misconduct.”

Yet another instance of abduction adoption employed as a tool of ethnocide against indigenous and brown peoples. #White Savior Industrial Complex
And if you think being branded as “disordered” simply for not speaking English or [insert adoptive Western language here] is wild bullshit, such racist ableism is actually quite common in the Western adoption industry. “Orphaned” kids are mass diagnosed with the disorder that in common parlance is referred to as “serial killer syndrome.”

anarcho-queer:

Mississippi Judge Takes Baby Away From Mother, Says Lack Of English Would Cause ‘Developmental’ Problems

A federal judge has ruled that a case against two employees of Singing River Hospital and a state child welfare caseworker accused of unjustly separating a newborn baby from her mother may proceed – denying the defendants’ attempt to claim immunity for their actions

The lawsuit was filed on behalf of Baltazar Cruz and her daughter. The mother – who speaks the indigenous Mexican language Chatino, limited Spanish and virtually no English – gave birth to her daughter at Singing River Hospital in November 2008. Two days later, the child was taken from her following allegations by a hospital employee who spoke only in Spanish to the mother.

They claimed she was undocumented, traded sex for housing and concluded she intended to give her child away. While she was at the hospital, her Chatino-speaking cousin tried to tell officials that she is actually employed at a Chinese restaurant, and did not in fact “admit” to allegations that she was involved in the sex trade. But a social services representatives who did not know her language nonetheless excluded her cousin from discussions between them.

After the state health department filed a “report of suspected abuse and neglect,” officials temporarily gave Baltazar Cruz’s baby to a couple who wanted to adopt a child, but were not licensed as foster parents, according to court documents. And at a court hearing that followed, Judge Sharon Sigalas agreed with the couple’s argument that the baby would have “developmental” problems because she would not communicate with the baby in English.

Baltazar Cruz was without her daughter for almost a year, and the court nearly terminated her parental rights.

It was only after a federal investigation of the case was initiated that the judge, prosecutor, and guardian ad litem all recused themselves from the case, claiming a new conflict of interest. The judge who replaced Sigalas granted Baltazar Cruz custody.

A federal judge ruled Friday that these officials could not now claim immunity from constitutional allegations against them, concluding, “This case is riddled with contradicting stories and potential indicia of misconduct.”

Yet another instance of abduction adoption employed as a tool of ethnocide against indigenous and brown peoples. #White Savior Industrial Complex

And if you think being branded as “disordered” simply for not speaking English or [insert adoptive Western language here] is wild bullshit, such racist ableism is actually quite common in the Western adoption industry. “Orphaned” kids are mass diagnosed with the disorder that in common parlance is referred to as “serial killer syndrome.”

Feb 27 '14

vaganja:

"Know How" - Official Trailer

"Know How," the first-ever, feature film written and acted by youth in foster care. Their lives. Their stories. Their voices. Directed by Juan Carlos Piñeiro Escoriaza. It stars Joshua Elijah Adams, Deshawn Brown, Niquana Clark, Michael Kareem Dew, Gabrielle Garcia, Ainsley Henry, Gilbert Howard, Lee Jimenez, Claribelle Pagan, and Ebonee Simpson.

A film written and acted by foster care youth ripped from the stories of their lives. Five youth’s worlds interweave as they confront loss, heartbreak, and come of age in this tale about transience and perseverance. Addie struggles to graduate from high school while her best friend Marie loses her grandmother. Megan copes with being taken from her abusive family and faces the harsh reality of living in a residential treatment center. All the while Eva works to be mother to her sister while their father falls deeper into a crack addiction. Finally, there’s Austin who’s living on the street with his brother; barely able to feed himself. All of them must decide to survive or else fall victim to a broken system.

We’re aiming to get 10,000 views of our KNOW HOW TRAILER before our World Premiere on March 8th! We already have 1,246 in one day!


If you have the time, can you share our trailer and get five of your friends to watch it?

I know we can do it (because my friends are awesome and so are yours!) and take our film one step further toward changing the future of foster care!