But…No Gladney, No Bethany. No Holt. Not that I expected them to be. Parler is the home of adoption bottom feeders and hacks not the “respectable” class.,,,,CHIFF pimps promoted kinship dissolution, the shuttering of group homes and orphanages such as operated by UNICEF and Children’s Village in disadvantaged overseas populations. They created a narrative of false humanitarianism in order to make international adoption “easier” for America’s desperate and childless. Not surprisingly, CHIFF shills rejected all attempts of input by both domestic and international adoptees and other critical stakeholders. Leading the pack was Katie Jay who called us– gasp!– “socialists” while simultaneously promoting state-directed appropriation and redistribution of the other people’s wealth (children) to those they regarded socially and biologically needy but worthy. Those across the adoption landscape who dared to oppose the legislation—or even ask questions—were summarily banned from discussion groups and smeared on blogs and internet forums, mostly by Katie Jay herself. Continue Reading →
Today, Christina from VVVAI published an amazing statement from the group: Why We Oppose CHIFF: A Misguided Bill With Misaligned Priorities. The statement lays out everything that is wrong with this horrendous adoption industry-driven attempt to circumvent the Hague and other international adoption safeguards and send separate thousands of children from their families, homes, and culture. It is most appropriate that this statement comes from those that CHIFFters claim to serve: international adoptive parents and potential international adopters. Continue Reading →
Show your opposition to #chiff by retweeting or sharing the truth about the bill USE hashtag do not #SupportCHIFF Continue Reading →
Distribute Freely!—Mo Flatley and the #stopchiff working group -working to make adoption better and safer for kids and families, both birth and adoptive
Reason #10 #stop chiff While adoptive parents may wait birth parents search for abducted kids
Reason #9 to #stopchiff The bill does nothing to address rehoming, a serious problem that puts kids at risk.
Reason #8 to #stopchiff Real adoption experts know #chiff won’t solve real problems in adoption.
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CHIFF and its propagandists have refused to come up with an explanation (even a bad one) that would explain how international adoption, which they constantly claim to be humanitarian missions to rescue warehoused kids, cleans up the fostercare-adoption mess stateside that warehouses kids. In fact,CHIFFsters scrupulously avoid the issue outside of a vague, “every child deserves a family;” thus, unabashedly tossing American foster children into the dumpster while simultaneously scheming to scoop up allegedly unattached Third World “orphans” to drop behind our white picket fence. Continue Reading →
You’d think CHIFF’s chief propagandist Katy Jay, would avoid petards for a few days. Not so! Tonight Ms. Jay dutifully climbed down from her petard (only to be re-hoist herself a few minutes later) to accuse Daniel Ibn Zayd, of hate speech! Continue Reading →
It all started on March 21 when Ms. Osborne took it upon herself to rant up an adoption academic tweeting under #STOPChiff, accusing her of criticizing the bill in order to sell her forthcoming book. (Ms. Osborne has obviously never published a scholarly book.) As usual, anyone opposing any crack-brained adoption or child welfare deform such as legalized baby dumping or global child snatching has some pecuniary interest to protect. Unlike the open-armed and -hearted multi-billion dollar/$60,000 a kid US adoption industry that pimps CHIFF in the “best interests of the child” .and would no doubt do adoptions for free if they could. Continue Reading →
Jay complains that since 2007 when Azerbaijan signed on to The Hague. that the flow of Azeri children into the US has dropped, accusing the State Department of having “no idea how to use the Convention for its intended purpose, which is to get orphans into adoptive families.”
According to the The English language AzeriNews, the State Department and Azerbaijan, are using the Hague exactly as it is supposed to be used by keeping children in their own family, culture and country whenever possible. Azeri children are only available for cross country adoption if an Azeri adoptive family cannot be found to adopt them. Continue Reading →
If CHIFF has attempted to render you invisible though, banning, blocking, and removing you opinion on the Children in Families First Facebook page, on Twitter @ CHIFFforKids or on other public forums operated by CHIFF backers, please post your name. the name of the page or forum that has banned you, and any comments you’d like to share here. Your information will be posted here, unless you specifically ask that your name not be made public. It will remain on file though. Continue Reading →
Short notice but….if your’re in the New York City area try to attend and report back! We need you! March 7, 2014 On March 7, 2014, New York Law School is holding its 11th Annual Adoption Law and Policy Conference. The hot button topic: DOMA, ICWA and CHIFF! I can feel the love now! I can’t address the DOMA and ICWA panels (except Joan Holllinger is chairing ICWA), but the CHIFF panel, officially called “International Adoption, Orphans and Vulnerable Children, the Children in Families First Act. and the Future of International Child Welfare” stars Whitney Reitz, Senior Policy Advisor on International Child Welfare to Senator Mary Landrieu (Moderator) and putative author of CHIFF Professor Elizabeth Bartholet, Professor, Harvard Law School; Director, Harvard Law School Cihld Advocay Program; major CHIFF promoter Unnamed, US Department of State representative Elizabeth Frankenberg, Associate Dean for Academic Programs; Professor of Public Policy and Sociology, Duke University We get a double dose of The Reitz. Not only is she a panelist, but the lunch keynote. Since State does not support CHIFF, I’m hoping the unnamed panelist comes on strong against.I know nothing about Prof Franenkberg and can find no reference to her in connection to CHIFF Continue Reading →