CHIFF: Puts aside US international adoption obligations–Stanford Law Review

Online published The Children in Families First Act: Overlooking International Law and the Best Interests of the Child. The author Nila Bala currently a Yale Public Interest Fellow. deconstructs CHIFF in accessible language, articulating the tension between the US adoption industry, evangelicals, and other special interest proponents and best interest of the child doctrine and international law. CHIFF comes up sadly short on both. Continue Reading →

CHIFF: Mary Landrieu insults Kerry; throws foster children under train

What Landreiu forgot to mention in her letter is that this “crisis” was (1) created by sleazy adoption agency practices that forced the Congolese government to shut down all stages of cross border adoption at least while it investigates corruption and regroups and (2) the “crisis” is mainly a crisis for folks of privilege who have spent a lot of money on exotica and have been burned. Hubris. Continue Reading →