Termination of Parental Rights: What’s The Rush?

Vivek Sankaran argues that too often, the courts hurtle toward termination of parental rights when there’s still a chance for parents to play a role
— Read on chronicleofsocialchange.org/opinion/termination-of-parental-rights-whats-the-rush/32250

Adoption is a permanent solution to what is usually a temporary situation. Yet pro adopters will promote adoption as a ‘forever family’. With 50% of marriages ending in divorce. With adopters unable to deal with unrelated children and rehoming them. With the number of abused and murdered adoptees the notion of forever families is just another ploy to tear biological families apart forever!

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The Anti-Adoption Movement Is the Next Reproductive Justice Frontier | The New Republic

The surprising next frontier in reproductive justice
— Read on newrepublic.com/article/114505/anti-adoption-movement-next-reproductive-justice-frontier

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Babies for Cash – How the State Abuses Infants by Destroying the Mother-Child Bond in CPS Abductions

A baby’s first year is crucial to a baby’s emotional and cognitive development. It is in the earliest months of life that the foundations for basic trust,
— Read on medicalkidnap.com/2018/08/27/babies-for-cash-how-the-state-abuses-infants-by-destroying-the-mother-child-bond-in-cps-abductions/

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To Have And To Hold: University of Florida Shows Cocaine-Exposed Infants Fare Better With Their Biological Mothers — ScienceDaily

GAINESVILLE, Fla.—Six months after birth, babies who went to live with a relative or foster parent were significantly less likely to smile, reach, roll over or sit up compared with children who remained with their mothers.
— Read on www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1998/05/980505092617.htm

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Friends of Adoption, let’s change rules before tackling attitudes

Friends of Adoption, let’s change rules before tackling attitudes
— Read on www.google.com.au/amp/s/amp.theaustralian.com.au/news/inquirer/friends-of-adoption-lets-change-rules-before-tackling-attitudes/news-story/9f4ce6b085d058d104fcc0e6dd084fa2

Adoption is a form of modern day slavery. The fake birth certificate is the deed of ownership held by strangers to attest to the falsity that this child belongs to no one other than them. The child has been commodified and his or her ownership passed on to those who can afford to take possession. Robert Ludbrook, human rights lawyer, gave evidence to the Australian govt back in 1994 stating that adoption law was written like property law

Lynelle Lomg commented about the above article on FB:

Awesome to see one voice in Australian mainstream media who can share the views of many adoptees … it is such a battle in media when you have to compete with those from AdoptChange and their celebrity status with all the power and money they have behind them .. their latest “fundraising initiative” is backed by Australia’s richest woman and tickets are $270 for a seat or $2.6k for a table! If only they would stand up for Child’s Rights instead of Adoption First then they might actually start to represent the true problem behind our vulnerable children crisis. AdoptChange is not supported by most of intercountry adoptive parent orgs in Australia either .. yet their opinions and views are never sought either.

 

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Losing children to foster care endangers mothers’ lives

Mothers are dying prematurely after their children are taken into foster care.
— Read on theconversation.com/losing-children-to-foster-care-endangers-mothers-lives-93618

The research I conducted for my thesis revealed that ALL the mothers who had their newborns permanently removed to provide a family for infertile couples had either attempted suicide , suffered suicidal ideation, put themselves in high risk situations, self harmed, got into abusive relationships or knew of mothers who had successfully suicided. A high proportion never went on to have further children. When many adoptees finally gained the right to meet their mothers many were disappointed to find ‭they had died early.

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Australian Catholic Church rejects calls for priests to report child abuse confessions – CNN

Australia’s Catholic Church has rejected calls for priests to be compelled to report child abuse revealed in confessionals.
— Read on edition-m.cnn.com/2018/08/30/australia/australia-catholic-church-response-intl/index.html

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Pope issues sweeping apology for Catholic Church ‘crimes’ in Ireland – Including Forced Adoptions

Pope issues sweeping apology for Catholic Church ‘crimes’ in Ireland
— Read on www.google.com.au/amp/s/amp.smh.com.au/world/europe/pope-issues-sweeping-apology-for-catholic-church-crimes-in-ireland-20180827-p4zzx2.html

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Haunted futures: The stigma of being a mother living apart from her child(ren) as a result of state-ordered court removal – Lisa Morriss, 2018

Source: Haunted futures: The stigma of being a mother living apart from her child(ren) as a result of state-ordered court removal – Lisa Morriss, 2018

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