I have launched a new blog site: End Child Exportation and Trafficking in Haiti. It is not affiliated with Bastard Nation.
The unethical and often illegal removal of children from Haiti and subsequent identity erasure under the guise of “humanitarian aid” to serve small special interests is unprecedented in US child welfare history and policy. It is directly related to adoption secrety and control of information. The bastard and adoptee voice is being heard , but not loud enough.
Here is a description of the blog:
Stop Child Exportation and Trafficking is a collection of my blogs on Haiti published originally on my main blog, The Daily Bastardette. It is also a resource page for media, researchers, and the public interested looking for material and opinion on the ethics and legality of fast track adoption, babylifting, “humanitarian aid,”identity, historical and cultural erasure, and corrupt practices in international adoption, especially in the current Haitian earthquake crisis. It includes links to blogs, news articles, reports, and Haitian sources that are not available on The Daily Bastardette. We will publish occasional guest writers.
Please visit and support it!
This is great Marley! They should make you a Voudon Saint:-) I don’t know if you have this one yet, but the Mormons stole a planeload of Haitian kids to take to Utah.
I could not think of a worse place for those beautiful dark Haitian babies than “white and delightsome” Utah, home of the church that just declared Black men full human beings in 1978! (Women of any color are still second class).
There is a long and virulent history of racism in the Mormon Church, including Brigham Young declaring that parents and children in interracial families should be “blood atoned” (murdered).
Thank you! I hadn’t seen that atrocious artice yet. More important people getting their way with kids. This is beyond sickening.
I feel like telling the next pair of Stepford Mormon Boys that show up at my door that I will let them in and do their spiel if they will return those children to Haiti. The LDS scares me, anyway. They have Utah but they want the nation and this is a sect that began as a cult headed by a known crackpot and con man.
But I digress. I have visited the new blog, Marley, added it to my “must reads” and commented. Good job!
Go Marley!!!! Woo Hooooooo!!!!!
Coming soon, a CUB statement on Haiti. We just had a phone board meeting and one is being composed.
“Americans arrested taking children out of Haiti”
“PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – Haiti’s government has detained at least nine Americans on suspicion of trying to take children out of the country without authorization.
Haiti’s communications minister says the Americans were trying to bring 33 children across the border into the Dominican Republic.
Haiti has imposed new controls on adoptions since the Jan. 12 earthquake. The government now requires Prime Minister Max Bellerive to personally authorize the departure of any child as a way to prevent child trafficking.
Officials estimate that thousands of kids have been separated from their parents or orphaned by the earthquake.”
Other reports say 10 Americans arrested.
This is a big story, even if it is “cleared up” and there are no charges.
I’m getting a short piece outon that now, with more to come.
More details on Americans arrested in Haiti:
“One of the suspects, who says she is leader of an Idaho-based charity called New Life Children’s Refuge, denied they had done anything wrong.
The suspects were detained at Malpasse, Haiti’s main border crossing with the Dominican Republic, after Haitian police conducted a routine search of their vehicle.
Authorities said the Americans had no documents to prove they had cleared the adoption of the 33 children — aged 2 months to 12 years — through any embassy and no papers showing they were made orphans by the quake in the impoverished Caribbean country.
“This is totally illegal,” said Yves Cristalin, Haiti’s social affairs minister. “No children can leave Haiti without proper authorization and these people did not have that authorization.”
U.S. authorities could not be reached for immediate comment on the arrests.”
AP takes the side of the Americans:
“The Baptist church members from Idaho called it a “Haitian Orphan Rescue Mission,” meant to save abandoned children from the chaos following Haiti’s earthquake. Their plan was to scoop up 100 kids and take them by bus to a rented hotel at a beach resort in the Dominican Republic, where they planned to establish an orphanage.
“In this chaos the government is in right now we were just trying to do the right thing,” the group’s leader, Laura Silsby, told reporters at the judicial police headquarters in the capital, where the Americans were being held pending a Monday hearing before a judge.
Silsby said they only had the best of intentions and paid no money for the children, whom she said they obtained from well-known Haitian pastor named Jean Sanbil of the Sharing Jesus Ministries.
Silsby said they had documents from the Dominican government, but did not seek any paperwork from the Haitian authorities before taking 33 children from 2 months to 12 years old to the border, where Haitian police stopped them Friday evening. She said the children were brought to her by distant relatives, and that the only ones to be put up for adoption would be those without close family to care for them.
The 10 Americans include members of the Central Valley Baptist Church in Meridian, Idaho and the East Side Baptist Church in Twin Falls, Idaho, as well as people from Texas and Kansas. Idaho friends and relatives have been in touch with them through text messages and phone calls, Lankford said.
The group described their plans on a Web site where they also asked for tax-deductible contributions, saying they would “gather” 100 orphans and bus them to the Dominican resort of Cabarete, before building a more permanent orphanage in the Dominican town of Magante.”