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BRAND X

Orphaned transracial international ungrateful insurgent Class Bastard.

Posts tagged adoption industry

Aug 11 '14
Jul 22 '14
Jul 11 '14
"While the purported purpose of the bill is to reduce the number of children in orphanages, the opposite will most certainly result. According to Kathryn Joyce in The Child Catchers intercountry adoptions actually increase the number of children living in institutions: “Children who were not unparented or homeless before end up becoming institutionalized as a direct result of orphanages setting up shop in poor areas.”

The adoption industry helps create these institutions, often funded in large part, by grateful adoptive parents. As we’ve seen in the Ethiopian case, practitioners may falsely claim children are orphans in order to line their pockets with American money.

Furthermore, increasing intercountry adoptions runs the risk that children will be placed in unsafe homes where they may be killed, abused, or dumped into another unsafe home, as the recent series of stories on “re-homing” has shown us. It also diverts money which could be used to help children remain within their families."

[Birth Mother] First Mother Forum: Encouraging intercountry adoptions with hard cash

this article starts with the line ‘when half the faculty at Harvard and Boston College Law Schools endorse a bill that encourages poor countries to take children from their mothers and send them to the United States for adoption, you’d think something was amiss’ and it’s probably a sign i read too many (or just enough) adoption blogs that my first thought was ‘i thought that was the whole point of international adoption’.

(via keelanrosa)

"Children who were not unparented or homeless before end up becoming institutionalized as a direct result of orphanages setting up shop in poor areas.”

Jul 11 '14
lakotapeopleslawproject:

Become a MEMBER at http://lakota.cc/1kvf8ka to show your support for the Grandmothers and help us to create foster care run by Lakota, for Lakota. Ilene Brown, pictured below, knows about the injustices that have been committed by the South Dakota Department of Social Services firsthand. Brown has been fighting to be granted custody of her two grandchildren since they were put into the state-run foster care system in August of 2007 and she is still fighting today.

BOOOOOST.

lakotapeopleslawproject:

Become a MEMBER at http://lakota.cc/1kvf8ka to show your support for the Grandmothers and help us to create foster care run by Lakota, for Lakota.

Ilene Brown, pictured below, knows about the injustices that have been committed by the South Dakota Department of Social Services firsthand. Brown has been fighting to be granted custody of her two grandchildren since they were put into the state-run foster care system in August of 2007 and she is still fighting today.

BOOOOOST.

Jul 9 '14
Jun 26 '14

Anonymous asked:

is it wrong to ask adoptees about transracial adoption though? i feel like they'd know best from firsthand experience. but i understand how that could potentially be rude

onlyblackgirl:

Yes it is, unless they have personally said they have no problem sharing or answering questions (such as myself) do not fucking do it. It is not our job to educate you, there are people who do education and agencies have resources, hell you can probably find some online if you would take 3 seconds to google them.

Going up to an adoptee and asking them to relive their ENTIRE adoption experience, which for many people was pretty damn traumatizing, is fucked up and inappropriate. Many people may not even be finished processing that experience and you just put them back to square one because you wanted information. Plus as i said before, adoptees are not involved in the process, so they really won’t be able to help you much and if you’re just asking them to find out how to parent a transracially adopted person, stop in your tracks and never transracially adopt. Do not tokenize adopted people. Bottom line, if they don’t offer, do not ask. 

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It would also be nice if white savior spawn could stop coming through the fucking woodwork and (without so much as a ‘please' or 'thank you’) expecting transracial adoptees to answer their dumbshit questions on how to buy adopt a child. X

Jun 19 '14
lakotapeopleslawproject:

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lakotapeopleslawproject:

Help end the illegal seizures of #Lakota children by the state of #SouthDakota. Join our Circle!
#OurChildrenAreSacred
Learn more and Become a Member at: http://lakota.cc/1kvf8ka

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