Bomberger & Co has a problem with anything that reeks of racial and gender equality, economic equity, bodily autonomy, and movements to establish or restore rights, that even he himself, a bi-racial adoptee, fails to qualify for under the gaze of white supremacy. Apparently, it’s enough that We-the-Fetus has been saved, and the only right we deserve after that, is the right to be adopted. I’m not sure how someone who doesn’t give a rat’s ass about adoptee rights, can ethically promote adoption. I could have missed something, but I’ve never heard a peep about erased identities, sealed records, adoption trauma, or any other garbage that is lobbed at adopted people. Continue Reading →
Senator Beauregard Claghorn, the real deal. We all know about adoption and child welfare secrecy: sealed birth recordsanonymous adopteesanonymous first parentsanonymous adoptive parentsanonymous foster parentsstate confiscated identitiesforged government documentsclosed juvenile court hearingssealed juvenile court recordsanonymous tips to CPSsecret adoptionsLate Discovery adoptteesanonymous state-promoted child abandonment baby dump laws And just when you think it can’t get any more secret, we have Rep. John J. DeBerry, Jr, and Sen. Paul Stanley who don’t think it’s the media’s business why they’ve introduced restrictive adoption bills (HB 605 and SB 78) in the Tennessee legislature. The companion bills ( I can’t find the texts, only the summaries) ban unwed cohabiting couples from adopting. Who this really means, of course, is gays and lesbians. “Those people” never come up in the bills’ language, though, except for a passing reference to Tennessee’s constitutional amendment that defines marriage as between a man and a woman. Last year these same Junior Claghorns introduced a more strict gay and lesbian ban. Go here for background. Most Tennesseans thought the issue died after an October 2007 ruling by the state Attorney General that there was no legal basis in state law to ban gay couples from adopting. For reasons apparent Continue Reading →
We owe a debt of gratitude to Fox News blow hard John Gibson. A couple weeks ago, in the midst of a bad hair spray day, Gibson, took a hissy-fit over gay adoption. Nothing new there we yawned as we began to install our Fox Blocker. But then, to our surprise and our ever-lasting gratitude, Gibson made a startling revelation: the queer agenda behind baby dump laws! Gay’s can’t have kids–other than going to the abandoned kids store and getting one or two…. Of course, it all makes perfect sense once you think about it. How else could pediacentric gays and lesbians hope to compete with church-wed exburbanite paps with deep pockets and CPCs but to set up an alternative source of supply? And all along I thought it was the National Council for Adoption and its string of “safe abandonment” franchises run from the kitchen tables of America’s heartland, that were filling up the baybee coffers and stuffing our rights down the garbage chute. Mea Culpa! Coming to a location near you soon: The Baby Dump Store! Look for it!