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Claudia Corrigan D'Arcy

I write about adoption issues and the experience of being a birthmother. I'm very open to speaking publicly about my experiences as being a birthmother, adoption reform needs, and Adoptee Rights simply because I can.
I do not do this because I live to be in the public eye, but I do it anyway because any opportunity to educated people is worth the risk.


What "Baby Veronica" Says About Adoption In America

Previously: Veronica Brown and the Indian Child Welfare Act. Though she is now a walking, talking preschooler, the headline read, " Baby Veronica Handed Over to Adoptive Parents." On the night of Monday September 23, 2013, Veronica Brown was removed from the care of her biological father and transferred to the custody of the couple who wanted her.

Being Pregnant After I Relinquished My First Baby to Adoption

Claudia Corrigan D'Arcy has been online and involved in the adoption community since early in 2001. Blogging since 2005, her website Musings of the Lame; Life as a Birthmother in Adoption has become a much needed road map for many mothers who relinquished, adoptees who long to be heard, and adoptive parents who seek understanding.

A Birth Mother With the Right Regrets

My mother looked shocked and said, "I can't raise this baby for you," but I was ready with my reply. "You won't have to," I said. "I'll have this baby and give it up for adoption." Like some magic answer I plucked from the air, adoption was the solution to all the problems of being unmarried, 19 and six months pregnant.

Why Adoption Needs to Play a Bigger Role in the Reproductive Justice Conversation

This summer, reproductive rights supporters in Texas descended upon their rose-hued state capitol, day after day, through two special legislative sessions, to rally against an omnibus anti-abortion bill that is expected to drastically reduce access to safe, legal abortion in the state. Texas Democrats ultimately failed to block the bill, despite a historic fight that catapulted Sen.

Meet the New Anti-Adoption Movement

For a long time, Claudia Corrigan D'Arcy thought of herself as an adoption success story. Pregnant at 18 from an affair with her boss, she denied the pregnancy until her coworkers began to notice.

Adoption Scams on Montel WIlliams with Claudia D'Arcy In early 2007, I was on the Montel Williams show as an expert in adoption reform. It was a pretty fustration experince. If you watch closely, you can see that I end up kicking him. By accident, of course.

The Adoption-Industrial Complex

In These Times brought together three adoption experts to discuss these issues: Claudia Corrigan D’Arcy, who has been writing on her blog about adoptee rights and adoption industry ethics since 2005; Megan Lindsey, director of public policy and education at the National Council For Adoption; and Liberty Ferda, an adoptee who writes about race and adoption at the website Lost Daughters.

You Can Call Me Anti-Adoption If You Must

In honor of November being National Adoption Awareness Month, Portrait of an Adoption is hosting the third annual acclaimed series, 30 Adoption Portraits in 30 Days. Designed to give a voice to the many different perspectives of adoption, this series will feature guest posts by people with widely varying experiences.

Why Not a Tax Credit So Mothers Can Afford to Keep Children? - Room for Debate

We want to believe that voluntary domestic infant adoption is a choice made by women for the betterment of their child's life. Often the reality is that mothers who surrender their children do so because of a lack of support.

Adoption Voices Magazine

Adoption Issues and self-harm: suicidal thoughts in adopted children; Warning to adoptive parents: the perfect adopted child still at risk for self-harm behaviors

Adoption: The Lost Mothers

Birthmothers, Natural Mothers, First Mothers, Original Mothers, Real Mothers, Biological Mothers; We are the Lost Mothers of Adoption

Adoption Mosaic

Preview the Winter 2013 issue of The Adoption Constellation ...

Online Catalog - October 2010 AT


Guest Post by Claudia Corrigan D'Arcy for Adopt-a-tude This is Adopt-a-tude's second post in a series about the ABC reality show Find My Family, which first aired in the United States this past November. Each episode involves the reunion of an adoptee with his or her birth parents.

06 29 13 - Claudia D'Arcy of Musings of the Lame

For this week's show Rebecca is talking with a birth mom (or "first" mom) and an adoptive mom, each who has a large online presence and two women you might think, at first, would be at odds in the sometimes contentious Online Adoption World.

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Frustrated adoptees turning to Facebook to find their birth parents

When state laws hinder them instead of helping, adopted children are posting pictures, videos, blogs and their birth information online to find their birth parents. They are on Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest and pretty much every corner of the World Wide Web.

Adoptees Shouldn't Have to Use Facebook to Find Their Birth Parents

This January, a 21-year-old Utah woman named Jenessa Simons located her birth mother via Facebook by posting a picture of herself holding her adoption information ("Born November 17, 1991...They named me Whitney"). The photo went viral, with more than 160,000 shares, and Simons received an email from her birth mother just two days later.

Managing Adoption Regret

HuffPost Live is a live-streaming network that attempts to create the most social video experience possible. Viewers are invited to join discussions live as on-air guests. Topics range from politics to pop culture.

Lisa Macci - THE JUSTICE HOUR, hosted by Lisa Marie Macci, Esq. - Index of Taped Shows

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Birth Mother And Adopted Son Find Fun Family Quirk After Meeting Seventeen Years Later

Claudia D'Arcy gave up her son for adoption when he was four days old. Seventeen years later, she decided to track him down. She joined host Nancy Redd on a segment for HuffPost Live to discuss the process she took to find him, and what it was like to reunite.

Finding Your Birth Mom

HuffPost Live is a live-streaming network that attempts to create the most social video experience possible. Viewers are invited to join discussions live as on-air guests. Topics range from politics to pop culture.

Abducted generations?

In the 1950's, 60's and 70's, being an unwed mother carried a significant stigma in America. It's now called the "baby scoop" era and during this time young women -- usually in their teens -- were either hidden at home, sent to live with distant relatives or quietly dispatched to maternity homes to give birth.