A Look at the Laws: Termination of Parental Rights for Fathers and Mothers – Who Does It Protect?

When we talk about domestic infant adoption, who do the laws, which vary by state, really protect? Do they protect the biological or expectant mother? What about the alleged or assumed father? The prospective adoptive parents? How about the child in question? There are fifty states, plus the District of Columbia, within the United States. … Continue reading A Look at the Laws: Termination of Parental Rights for Fathers and Mothers – Who Does It Protect?

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Robbing Children of Their Adversity

Adversity. The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines adversity as a state or instance of serious or continued difficulty or misfortune. Adversity is something we all must face at one point in our lives or another. Some people face it continuously and others from time to time. No one is immune from it. Adversity, at face value, appears to … Continue reading Robbing Children of Their Adversity

Haley Kirkpatrick, Adoption: Share the Love

Support groups are supposed to be a safe place. A place where members can express themselves freely without fear of retribution, right? In my opinion, apparently, privacy and safety only apply to people that Haley Kirkpatrick, who, according to her bio at adoption.net, runs the Facebook page Adoption: Share the Love, agree with. Supposedly, recently … Continue reading Haley Kirkpatrick, Adoption: Share the Love

Letters From the “Kept” Siblings

Today I will open up an intimate part of my life for all of the world to see.  I will share with you a few letters that IKL's sisters have written to her.  I do this in order to show that the effects of an adoption are much broader than one may think of at … Continue reading Letters From the “Kept” Siblings

CUB Birthmother Survey – CLOSED

THIS SURVEY IS NOW CLOSED. CUB is a wonderful organization representing birthparents nationwide. CUB stands for Concerned United Birthparents and was founded in 1976 by Lee Campbell and continues to be a driving force in adoption education focusing on the rights and welfare of birthmothers. Currently CUB is gathering information on birthparents who are/were in open … Continue reading CUB Birthmother Survey – CLOSED