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BRAND X

Orphaned transracial international ungrateful insurgent Class Bastard.

Posts tagged usa

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 7 '14

vthebookworm:

kreyolcoco:

thoughtsofablackgirl:

Girls&WomenToKnow: Leanna Archer

Meet Lenna Archer, who started her Leanna Inc. a haircare line at This Long  years old. Leanna all nautral organic hair products has generated over $ $100,000 in revenue. Leana develops and mixes each of her products (the original hair dressing was based on a family formula), and tracks orders and customer correspondence. Her parents and two brothers assist in bookkeeping, packaging, and product testing. The company sells its shampoos, conditioners, shea butter, and other products both in stores and online. 

Leanna is a philanthropist as well in 2008 she founded the Leanna Archer Education Foundation, an organization devoted to providing better opportunities for children in Haiti. Leanna’s goal is to built schools in Haiti, while providing a Safe learning environment for over 150 students.

Leanna as been featured in Forbes Magazine, Success Magazine, INC Magazine (30 under 30) and Ebony Magazine. Online web portal, AOL Black Voices, was also impressed with Leanna and positioned the Teen CEO as #5 on their list of “ Top 9 Young Lions” who are making Black History. Leanna has also been interviewed by several major media outlets, including NBC, MSNBC,ABC,FOX Business and BET.

HAITIAN EXCELLENCE! !!

Damn. That is just pure excellence.

Jul 7 '14

hummingbirdhearted:

I know this is a useless shout into the void but here goes:

I’m adopted and I’m trying to find my younger birth brother who was also adopted by a different family (complicated I know) but if you can help PLEASE let me know

Here are the things I know for sure:

  • My name is Haleigh, I was born on August 28th 1993 in New Braunfels, Texas.
  • My birthparents are named Gordon and Dixie
  • I have three older birthsiblings: Brandi, Brennan, and Gordon III. They were not given up. I’m not sure why my younger brother and I were.
  • They live in Seguin, TX (or they used to)
  • My younger birth brother was born either a year or three years after me (my adopted family can’t remember. They were going to adopt him, but didn’t have enough money ?? I think. They don’t like to talk about it.)
  • The family who adopted him live in Dallas? Maybe Austin. (again my parents couldn’t remember)
  • My adoption was through a lutheran service? So his might have been too.
  • We’ve never met, but I’d like to (but only if he wants to)

If any of this sounds familiar to anyone please message me. I know it’s super vague like I don’t know his name or birthdate, but I would really appreciate anything. 

BOOOOST

p.s. please don’t dismiss your efforts as useless. It takes tremendous courage to begin the search, and the good news is that connecting with birth family is nowhere NEAR as improbable as it once was. Even on this platform I see breakthroughs happening every day for adoptees.

I had a lot less information than this to start with, and still had some of my birth family members found via the internet! The future is now. Good luck and glory be to you. X

Jul 1 '14

Anonymous asked:

"So, I watch a lot of American porn, and I was wondering if you could tell me - is it true that women in America sleep with the pizza delivery guy when he comes to their houses? I need a cultural expert to explain this to me."

thisisnotjapan:

hahaha

Jun 29 '14

blackorphanreviews:

bastardplanet:

spacebunnysparkle-empress:

im going to adopt overseas just to spite these teenage shits lolz

This white American and would-be adoptive parent calls Black and POC adoptees “MONKEYS” and repeatedly issues ableist, infantilising attacks against international and transracial adoptees (many of whom are from non-English-speaking countries) based on their deviations from spacebunnysparkle-empress’s standards of English language.

white settlers smh.

White people and would-be adoptive parents, come collect your own^ I can’t even with this mess it’s horrificimage

Jun 26 '14
"Good afternoon. I am Mavutaseuv, Indian Girl with a Different Face. I am known as Diane Millich, and I am a citizen of the Southern Ute Indian tribe located in Ignacio, Colorado. When I was 26 years old, I dated a non-Indian, a white man. After six months, we were married. My non-Indian husband moved into my house on the reservation. To my shock, just days after our marriage, he assaulted me. After a year of abuse and more than a hundred incidences of being slapped, kicked, punched, and living in horrific terror, I left for good. During that year of marriage, I called the police many times. I called our Southern Ute tribal police department, but the law prevented them from arresting and prosecuting my husband because he was non-Indian. The county sheriff could not help me because I am a Native woman and the beatings occurred on tribal reservation land. After one beating, my ex-husband called the tribal police and the sheriff’s department himself just to show me that no one could stop him. All the times that I called the police and nothing was done only made my ex-husband believe he was above the law and untouchable. My ex-husband told me, ‘You promised us until death do us part, so death it shall be.’ Finally he arrived at my office armed with a gun. I am alive today only because my coworker pushed me out of harm’s way and took the bullet in his shoulder. For this crime he was finally arrested. But because he had never been arrested for any of the abuse against me, he was treated as a first-time offender. The state prosecutor and him reached a plea agreement of ‘aggravated driving under revocation’. If the bill being signed today were law when I was married, it would have allowed my tribe to arrest and prosecute my abuser. When this bill is signed, The Violence Against Women Act will finally reach Native American women like me."
Diane Millich at the signing of the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act March 7, 2014 [x]  (via nitanahkohe)

(Source: whes)

Jun 26 '14

sluttynuggets:

aphtaiwan:

johnhamishmorstan:

I don’t understand american school years what the fuck is a freshman or a sophomore why do you have these words instead of the numbers

what why would you use numbers

so IT FUCKING MAKES SENSE WHAT THE HELL IS A SOFT MOORE OR A FRESH MAN WHY ARE THE MEN FRESH

(Source: vexingholmes)

Jun 24 '14

koreaunderground:

dakotapuma:

The Ghosts of Jeju
Using previously secret and classified photos, film and documents, this will be the first English-language documentary about the struggle of the brave people of Gangjeong Village who are opposing the military advance of the United States, just as their parents and relatives did in 1947. As then, they are being arrested, jailed, fined, and hospitalized for resisting the construction of a massive naval base that will accommodate America’s “pivot to Asia,” and will destroy their 400 year old village and their UNESCO protected environment.

Screening tonight (Mar. 20, 2014) at the Peace Resource Center of San Diego, 3850 Westgate Place. Doors open at 6:30 PM, movie at 7 PM.

the jeju massacre… a good case for the “unofficial” starting point of the war? syngman rhee and the us military’s start of the war on the people of korea, both “south” and “north”?

(Source: vimeo.com)

Jun 24 '14