Seventh Annual Demons of Adoption Awards
For the seventh year in a row, Pound Pup Legacy, asks its readers to decide who will become the recipient of the annual Demons of Adoption Award.
Like previous years, the candidates for the award were nominated by readers of Pound Pup Legacy. An unprecedented number of nominations were made, and several nominations received strong support from our readers.
The Demons of Adoption Awards were introduced in 2007, to raise a voice against adoption propaganda and the self congratulatory practices of the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute's annual Angel in Adoption Award TM.
The Angel in Adoption AwardsTM have become an adoption industry love-fest that is unprecedented, even in this day and age, where a distinction between Congress and special interests is hard to make.
While members of congress are busy doting on representatives of the adoption industry, children are being abused in their adoptive family, children are being trafficked to meet the demands of the adoption system, father's rights are being violated, women are being coerced to give up their babies and adoptions are ending in disruption because of improper screening and preparation of adopters.
To raise awareness about the dark side of adoption and the negligent and corrupt practices in Adoptionland, we ask our readers to vote for the Demons of Adoption Award.
The nominees for this year's edition are:
- Raymond W Godwin and Nightlight Christian Adoption: for their role in the baby Veronica case;
- Supreme Court of the United States: for their decision in Adoptive Couple v. Baby girl;
- Lifeline Children’s Services: for assisting evangelical adopters to complete international adoptions when other somewhat sane agencies object;
- Frances Fitzgerald (Irish Minister for Children and Youth Affairs): for attempts to promote inter-country adoption outside the Hague Convention;
- Adoption Advocates International (AAI): for their involvement in the adoption of Hana Grace-Rose Williams;
- Gladney Center for Adoption: for the placement with the Shatto family that led to the death of Russian born adoptee Max Shatto (Maxim Kuzmin);
- Both Ends Burning Campaign: for producing the documentary Stuck and the promotional bus tour associated with this movie;
- Christian Homes And Special Kids (CHASK): for their role in assisting parents to "re-home" their unwanted adopted children;
- Lutheran Social Services of Illinois: for employing social worker Elizabeth Thomas-Colwell who was formerly a licensed social worker (LCSW) in the state of Illinois. There is reason to believe that she was involved in poor practices and potentially illegal adoptions;
- Children in Families First (CHIFF): for its slick marketing campaign supporting and driving legislation (Children In Families First Act of 2013) to turn back the clock on inter-country adoptions by providing authority to USCIS and the Department of Homeland Security to bypass the Hague Convention Regulations, current US Immigration laws, and International Standards on Child Welfare;
- Adam Pertman: for claiming to be a critic of the adoption system, while at the same time promoting the interest of the adoption industry;
- Mardie Caldwell: for maintaining baby farms, which are categorized by race;
- Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute: for giving their seal of approval to persons and organizations that promote the interests of the adoption industry and pushing agency friendly legislation in Congress.