Bastardette has received inquiries about the history of the Massachusetts Adoptee Blacklist aka SB63, Some have wondered how the bill got by them until now. I can’t answer the second question, but I can help with the first.

Below is a list of all the action alerts, testimonies, and commentaries regarding the blacklist that have appeared on The Daily Bastardette since November 2005. While hardly a detailed history of current Massachusetts adopteephobia, (some of that will be published later) it will give you an idea of what went down in the Bay State. I did not include links, since Blogger links go flaky sometimes. It’s also time consuming to make links, and I’d rather develop a relationship with some Buffalo Wings tonight. To read a post–and learn just how hated and feared adoptees are in Massachusetts— just go to the Archives section on the right and click on the appropriate month.

B959 Talking Points
, November 2, 2005
Birth Certificate Access: Bastardette’s Testimony, November 3, 2005

Massachusetts Meltdown: An Eyewitness Account, March 6, 2006
An Open Letter to Karen Spilka, March 8, 2006
Call to Action, March 9, 2007
Ground Zero, March 14, 2006
Bastard Nation: Why You Should Vote for SB959 As Written, March 14, 2006
Bastardette’s Letter to Senate President Travalglini and the Joint Committee, March 14, 2006
What Karen Spilka Thinks of You, March 14, 2006
Rights of the Adopted Need “Study,” March 15, 2006
Massachusetts Hokey Pokey: Bastardette’s Letter to the Joint Committee, May 2, 2006
Massachusetts Sellout: Special Rights, Trump Civil Rights; Adoptees Lose Again, May 5, 2006
Massachusetts SB959: Bloviations from Popenjays, May 5, 2006
Bastard Nation Action Alert: Veto SB2690, December 28
Bastard Nation’s Letter to Mitt Romney, December 29, 2006
MARTA Letter to Mitt Romney, December 29, 2006

It’s Official! SB 2690 Dead, January 5, 2007
Massachusetts Blacklists Tines Three, guest blogger, Anita Field, March 17, 2007
Bastard Nation Action Alert: Massachusetts Triple Threat, March 17, 2007
MARTA Testimony on 3 Bad Bills, March 20, 2007
Bastard Nation’s Bullet Points for 3 Bad Bills, March 20, 2007
Bastard Nation’s Submitted Testimony for 3 Bad Bills, March 20, 2007
Bad News Bill Passes Out of Committee, March 24, 2007
Bastard Nation Press Release: Massachusetts Blacklists Adopted Adults, March 27, 2007
Massachusetts Betrayed: “It’s Not About Open Records,” September 4, 2007
Bastard Nation Action Alert Veto AB63, September 5, 2007
Granny Annie on SP 63, September 5, 2007
MARTA to Gov.Patrick: Veto SB63, September 5, 2007
Bastard Nation to Deval Patrick: Veto SB63, September 5, 2007
Massachusetts Adpotees Blacklisted by Beacon Hill, September 7, 2007
Weekend Update–A Day Late But Not a Dollar Short, September 10, 2007

Bastard Nation on Beacon Hill, October 27, 2005. Janet Allen, Fred Rust, Bastardette, and Carla McBrine: Truth, Justice, and the American Way for Adoptees, too!


  1. Marley, I apologize if I am doing this all wrong. I tried to find a way to e-mail you directly but couldn’t. For some reason the pregrant trio of girls that escaped the Utah “place” stay with me. I have only read where they have “captured” two of them. I have been concerned about thier criminal cases in Utah (what a terrible place to be in thier predicament). Early on I researched and posted. I wrote the reporters but didn’t get anywhere type of feedback that didin’t concern me more. You were on they story better than most. Do you have any follow up information or any resource to find out how the girls are? You can answer here or [email protected]. Thank you so much. I’m sorry if I hijacked your topic.

  2. I have been wondering the same thing. I don’t have any idea what has happened to them, and I’ve been concerned about “the one who got away” I hope she is safe. It appeared from at least one other researcher on the subject that the maternity camp operators had interesting entanglements. The state can prosecute to its heart’s content but they might be best off laying low. I don’t know how great the state’s legitimate interest is in prosecuting these girls, but I’m sure in Utah they’ll find good reason to harm them as much as they can.

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