I’m working on a couple long pieces and having a hard time getting a handle on them. So tonight I’m sharing with you the great news that Joanne Swanson is kickin’ out the jams with her new blog Adoption Secrecy: Taking Off the Gloves. Jo predates many of us in the movement. A long-time activist with a mile of filing cabinets, she knows where all the bodies are buried, and she’s digging them up.
My favorite post so far is Joe D. Tennenbaum, Protector of Women’s Virtue. I was aware of most of adoption pimp Tennenbaum’s “problems,” but didn’t feel I had enough of a backstory to write something that made sense–if sense can be made of Tennenbaum and his management style. I’m so glad that there is now a proper repository we can all refer to. This is very strong, ugly stuff that goes to the heart of adoption corruption and beyond.
I took the above picture of Jo at the AAC in Falls Church back in 1999 . She’s selling her infamous buttons.
BD: I am friggen’ speechless. I watched the video with amazement. Thanks for coming across this and posting it. maybe the folks at the Center for American Progress could post a link to this in their new report The Adoption Option, which we’ve just written about over at First Mother Forum. If ever babies were being marketed as commodities, this is it.
Encouraging the ‘Adoption Option’ as public policy