God Bless the Child Wh's Got His Own

God Bless the Child Who’s Got His OwnPosted on November 13, 2015 by dailybastardette@gmail.com — ...more

Oregon: Sam Roxa-Chua holding writer’s group for adoptees

Oregon: Sam Roxa-Chua holding writer’s group for adopteesPosted on November 5, 2015 by dailybastardette@gmail.com — ...more

S2275: Good news for international adoptees in the US–but let’s read the bill first

2275: Good news for international adoptees in the US–but let’s read the bill firstPosted on November 14, 2015 by dailybastardette@gmail.com<...more

Minnesota: A Brief Commentary on Post-Adoption Services Incompetency

Minnesota: A brief commentary on agency post-adoption service incompetencePosted on November 4, 2015 by dailybastardette@gmail.com&nbs...more

Adoption Searches as humanitarian intervention: an adoption cash cow

Adoption Searches as humanitarian intervention: an adoption industry cash cowPosted on November 3, 2015 by dailybastardette@gmail.com — ...more

Adoption Swag: Are Adoptees Immaculately Conceived?

ntil 1980 when  I read BJ Lifton’s Lost and Found   I felt like I’d been dropped out of the sky like Clark Kent, only without his super powers.I knew I had a “mother” out there somewhere who for some reason couldn’t “take care of me.” I pictured her as a no-nonsense  business woman in a brown suit. I have no idea where that came from except the  idea revealed itself shortly after I watched Katherine Hepburn inDesk Set....more

Welcome to National Adoption Awareness Month, Again. Getting ready for the collective upchuck

Welcome to National Adoption Awareness Month It's that special time of year again when adoptees young and old, are objectified, commodified, homogenized and monetized by the media, the adoption industry and its special- interest hangers-on-- consumers, lobbyists, politicians,  anti-aborts, evangelicals, white saviors, neo-colonialists, social engineers, nation builders, and kitchen table entrepreneurs--rallying 'round the flag  chanting their  good works. ...more

Following the Crumbs of Who I Am

I am the same age as my mother when she gave birth to me. Twenty-four years and some-odd months later, I still know so much less about her than I wish. She was a nurse, engaged to my cop father, with curly brown hair and a petite stature. According to the medical history provided to my adoptive family, she was the middle child of twelve, while he was the baby of four. The file listed only the basic information of health, appearance, and history. No identifiers. No mistakes....more
I felt and did exactly what you did and I've since found my birth mother so don't give up and if ...more

Losing My Adoption File

 Today I had to renew my driver's license.  I say "had" because my license expired on my birthday a couple weeks ago, and although Ohio gives a big grace period in renewal, I ...more

Bloggers Give Voices and Faces to National Adoption Awareness Month

November is National Adoption Awareness Month. Last week and still into this week, the Internet saw an influx of posts by waiting families, adoptive parents, birth parents, adoptees, social workers and agencies talking about their feelings and events regarding the "celebration." While originating as a week to bring awareness to children in foster care in the United States, it was promoted to a month in 1995. ...more
Thank you for this great post and dissection of some of the issues surrounding the month. I, ...more