After a long hiatus, Pound Pop Legacy is back online!
PPL was one of the best–if not the best–online document sources on contemporary adoption corruption. It covered adoptee abuse, adoptee deportation, disrupted adoptions, the adoption black-market, crooked agencies and facilitators, corrupt governments, and a lot more. It also held a discussion forum. PPL was an essential resource for adoptee activists and researchers. I used it for years, especially when writing about adoptee deportation,
But one day the site was gone. I’m not sure what year. It’s been quite a while. Occasionally I’d check to see if it was back up. My thought finally was that the Pup wardens, Niels Hoogeveen and Kerry Semon had just had enough. The best of us can take only so much and return to normal life.
Pound Pup Legacy is back kicking ass with a beautiful new website.
A couple of days ago, Niels posted on Facebook:
And, yes, we are oohing and aahing.
Go over and take a look, The site is huge, streamlined, and easy to navigate. I’ve only looked for a few specific topics so far, and am glad to see that everything is intact.
PPL sponsored the ever-popular annual Demons in Adoption Awards, a parody of the adoption industry’s night on the town, Angels in Adoption Awards, when agency wankers, adoptive parents, and a very occasional adoptee activist who snuck through the gate, get backslapped by politicians.
PPL opened Demon nominations to the public and held an open election. No rigged voting machines! I never saw a nominee that didn’t deserve to win.
Winners include Bethany Christian Services, Nightlight Christian Services (embryo adoptions) the film Juno, neo-lib adoption flogger Elizabeth Bartholet, L-D-S Family Services, and the US House of Representatives. In 2010 the now-defunct Joint Council for International Children’s Services, (JCICS) the agency too big to die won the uncoveted award. Five years later was as dead as a Generalissimo Franco.
I hope PPL brings back Deons in Adoption. I have plenty of nominees.
(No, it will never be X!)