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Permission to Forgive

This is for you
the mother who lied,
who cradled a glass
Instead of your child.

You ask me to forgive
for the life, you let pass by,
a life of mere existence
for a child who didn’t cry.

Did you ignore?
Or perhaps not care
if she woke in the dark
to find you not there.

A lonely child
with a silent voice,
to care for you
her only choice.

No words of love
No warm embrace,
an empty heart
and a tear stained face.

A Child of Suburban Wealth

Martin Tankleff's house was a place of luxury - and tension

By Shirley E. Perlman and Joseph Demma

Staff Writer

December 13, 1988

He was given up at birth by a woman going through a divorce who already had one son and decided she couldn't keep a second.

Three days later, he was adopted by a Long Island couple who couldn't have children, who saw him as "a gift from God" and raised him accordingly.

To make me whole

To make me whole
I need to know
From where I came
What made me so?

Something is missing
It’s not in my mind
A life times search
My core to find

I knew I was different
Not like the rest
As a growing child

Hello folks, a bit about me and adoption

Ah well I've been on alt.adoption for nearly 10 years in various guises, been looking in there for 15, so I probably qualify on 'sick sense of humor' criteria to be here.

I've a little experience of children's homes way way back the age of 2 and that was a long long time ago. Getting access to records from organizations that were active in for want of better word, childcare, and adoption is what I have a bit of experience of as some of you've probably seen.

Hillsborough 1989

New guidelines soon for child adoption

from: The Hindu

NEW DELHI: The Centre will soon finalise fresh guidelines for child adoption so as to make the process more transparent and ensure that there are adequate safety checks and a tracking system.

do you ever think of me

Do you ever think of me?
Do you really care?
With every waking memory
I see your evil stare

You saw me as an object
Your needs you satisfied
Did you never look at me
And see a frightened child

When you went your merry way
Did it ever cross your mind
No longer in my presence
But scars were left behind

I am no more that frightened child
The one you said had lied and lied
Through life's journey I have grown
With loving children of my own

placements

Another door
Another bed
Papers to shuffle
Go rest your head

Another day
Another place
Another child
A different face

Long-term short term
Hard to place
Forget the name
Another case

Targets budgets
Paid to cope
Another home
Give words of hope
 
Childhood lives
Lost in wait
Reasons for change
In the welfare state

kerry for you

Here you go Kerry, couldnt resist it! dont say i never give you anything!

kerrys pic

Govt plans nationwide registration of adoption agencies

from: http://www.hindu.com

New Delhi, Oct. 5 (PTI): Government plans to launch a nationwide drive to register all adoption agencies in the country to check commercialisation of the adoption process.

The move will be in addition to a new tracking system proposed for monitoring parents with the aim of minimising chances of child abuse.

Child of the swinging sixties

A child of the swinging 60s’
a mother all alone,
no one to offer any help
and a father marked unknown.

However, could she keep her child?
When all around screamed shame,
society frowned upon it
and along adoption came.

A problem to correct
decisions for them to make,
unfit, unwed mother
give birth for them to take.

Middle class wealthy family
the balance seems just right,
rid the shameless mother
leave her nothing left to fight.

The collectables

The collectables

Love me just once

Strangled twisted roots
Preventing all potential,
Won’t someone give a damn?
Stop me going mental.

Hold me in your arms
Give me some direction,
Shattered fragile mind
Starved of all affection.

Life is just a journey
A long winding road,
Someone please protect me
From the unrelenting cold.

The sky without birds
The sea without fish,
A heart with no beat
Is all that I wish.

I ache to be loved
For someone to care,
What have I done?
To have no one there.

Was I born bad?
My mothers curse,
Tormented and empty
Could I feel any worse?

Pray give me hope
A reason to be,
Free from this pain
Happy with me
.
Love me just once
That’s all I ask,
To face the world
Discarding my mask.

Farce

Guatemalan adoptions under scrutiny

from: The Arizona Republic

Chris Hawley
The Arizona Republic
Oct. 1, 2007 12:00 AM

Affective Dissonence In Adoption Transition and Attachment

Affective Dissonence In Adoption Transition and Attachment

Robert Allan Hafetz

Bamm-Bamm, Walking Like a Dinosaur

Ian, my oldest was named partly after a Scottish warrior,  Ian Wallace.  (William Wallace:  Braveheart.  Truth be told, it was the Mel Gibson movie that sold us!)  But with Ian, the name holds true... the lad is a born warrior.  Always has been, since birth.  All shoulders and thighs, and fierce determination, with a heart of gold and sweetness that could bring tears to your eyes.

I love my boy, but he drives me crazy.  Always did.

When he was little, he used to think he was a dinosaur.

Self-induced death-sentence

Facing prison, teacher kills himself

A 23-year-old Central Bucks substitute teacher who was facing at least 10 to 20 years in prison for sexually assaulting two students committed suicide Saturday.

By LAURIE MASON
PhillyBurbs.com
9/25/2007 5:56:52 AM

Jeffrey Anderson, of Philadelphia, was scheduled to be sentenced Friday in Bucks County court in Doylestown for involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, aggravated indecent assault and related charges.

piece by broken piece

I found more papers last night.

My kids wanted to know more about my childhood... so I told them about the time I was in the bicentennial parade, dressed as Betsy Ross.  My grandmother made the costume for me.  At least I wasn't alone... I had my brother with me; he was dressed as Ben Franklin.  We looked like dorks.  I wore a hat, and held a flag, and he wore fake glasses and carried a kite.  We sat on this huge float made of fake flowers because we were kids, and our dad made us, because our grandmother made the outfits.

My favorite scene ever

Squidward: "Has anyone ever played an instrument before?"
   *Patrick's hand goes up*
Patrick:" Is mayonnaise an instrument?"
Squidward: "No Patrick, mayonnaise is not an instrument."
   *Patrick's hand goes up again*
Squidward: "No Patrick, horseradish is not an instrument either."
   *Patrick's hand goes down*

What Does Autism Mean To You?

Don't Make Me Laugh

Mocked, maligned, and left for dead, the laugh track isn't going anywhere.

By Drake Bennett

Cutting the cord

Are we born with the natural ability to love and parent?

I'm not so sure.  For me, I had to learn how to love my children... but that was easy, because they grew inside me.  As I learned each stage of development, I grew a deeper appreciation for what was happening to my own body, and I was better able to prepare myself for each baby entering my life.  I also got a better perspective of what my own natural mother endured for the sake of having me.  I was humbled by the birthing experience, as I think most women are.

The unwanted twin but which one is it?

from: news.com.au

Andrew Bolt

September 21, 2007 12:00am

I THOUGHT we at least checked if people would make good parents before we helped to create their baby, Andrew Bolt writes.

Seems not. Because see what selfish souls we now make parents.

Full spectrum

This week we started the First Annual Demons of Adoption Awards and among our nominees are some of the organizations that most flagrantly promote the separation of mother's and children. It is good we raise attention to those organizations and expose their methods and power. Yet the adoption industy is much larger than just the NCFA and Adoption.com.

Healthy children only wanted for adoption to USA

from: all-children-have-rights.blogspot.com

A recent article in Reuters news implies that the USA is really only interested in bringing children from foreign countries that have a full clean bill of health. With regard to children who may be suffering from Tuberculosis some 880 children from 33 different countries were screened for TB at the Minnesota International Adoption clinic over a period of 5 years ending in 2001. Overall results showed that 12 percent tested positive for TB.

First Annual Demons of Adoption Awards

On october 4th the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute will hold their annual Angels in Adoption gala, where several people will be honored with the Angels in Adoption Reward.

To raise a voice against adoption propaganda and this self congratulatory practice, we are proud to introduce the first edition of the annual Demons of Adoption Awards.

The winner of this year's Demons of Adoption Award will have the sole priveledge to have the above banner on their website.

This years nominees are:

By voting You can help decide who will receive this award.

Who should receive the Demons in Adoption Award 2007
Adoption.com
34% (45 votes)
Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute
7% (9 votes)
Council on Accreditation
8% (10 votes)
National Council for Adoption
37% (49 votes)
National Safe Haven Alliance
11% (14 votes)
NYC Administration for Children's Services
5% (6 votes)
Total votes: 133

Adoption Forensics: The Connection Between Adoption and Murder

Dr. David Kirschner

So far in 2007, there have been at least six high-profile homicide cases in the U. S. and Canada in which the accused perpetrator has been identified in the media as being an adopted child.

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