An exciting blog about all things adoptee-related - in particular American Indian adoptees who are called Lost Children, Lost Birds, Lost Ones and Split Feathers. This blog is updated regularly by journalist-adoptee Trace A. DeMeyer, author of ONE SMALL SACRIFICE: A Memoir and the new book TWO WORLDS: Lost Children of the Indian Adoption Projects with Patricia Berdan Cotter-Busbee. The only way we can change history is to write it ourselves.....and the truth shall set us free...
Trace and Patricia are planning a new anthology for adoptees who are in reunion (or not yet in reunion) or searching for birth family and tribal relatives. Your photos and birth information will be published to help you! Please tell your adoptee friends. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline for your stories is Nov. 1, 2013.
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Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Blog Week: Who you need to read!
Participating in the unofficial "What Annoys you about the Adoption Establishment" Week - here are links to blogs who will be posting:
Now is the time to share these posts with your friends AND sign up and subscribe to these blogs (via email) - and the greatest thing you can do is retweet, share on Facebook and comment - every blogger LOVES that!
I love my readers very much - and you adoptees teach me every day and I appreciate you all! ...Trace
“My problem is secrecy. I believe that
perpetually secret adoptions assure un-accountability and lack of transparency.
And secret adoptions are only the tip of the iceberg. The secrecy permeates the
process: secret identities, secret parents, secret records, secret foster care
providers, secret social workers, secret judges and lawyers (all their
identities are sealed, typically), secret physicians, secret statistics and, in
the case of some adoption-oriented organizations, secret budgets and secret
boards of directors. In any social practice, when people in positions of power
hide behind masks, one can be pretty sure that they have something to hide.”
-Albert S. Wei, Special Advisor to the Bastard
Nation Executive Committee