American Baby: Join the book launch of Gabrielle Glaser’s adoption blockbuster

A year ago, just before Covid hit, Jeannette Dudley Robnett, Shawna Hodgson, (Texas Adoptee Rights Coalition) and I enjoyed a leisurely lunch with Gabrielle at the Stagecoach Inn in Salado,Texas, where we drank wine and talked adoption (and other things) for a few hours. It was, to put it mildly, a treat to talk to someone who actually thinks adoptee rights activists aren’t creepy ingrates and unicorn killers and our rights are little more than those of a cockoach. I hope our discussion helped. Continue Reading →

Adoption Capitalism Reaches Its Bourgeois Limits: Adoption Contest

To win the grand prize—a fully funded adoption– the Allens and Frasers need to sell their pay-for-my-adoption t- and sweatshirts designed and manufactured by Fund the Nations to family, friends, and strangers for $20 a crack + $6.00 mailing. (Can I make this up? No. I’m not that clever.) Each item sold counts as one vote for the lucky PAPs. The contest ends midnight  Thursday, and the one with the most shirt sales votes wins. Continue Reading →