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30 Days of Adoption Activism for National Adoption Bewarness Month

National Adoption Awareness Month is a celebration of all things adoption related; but most of it is about the glories of adoption, not the heartache. Rather than site around and be triggered, here is a list of activities, one a day, to keep the adoption industry at bay!

Source: http://www.adoptionbirthmothers.com/30-days-of-adoption-activism/

Day 1 of Adoption Activism; NAAM2013 - Help Jeff Educate Social Workers and Adoptive Parents

I am working on a slide show and power point presentation on the history of lies and corruption in adoption. one of the sections includes lies surrounding our adoptions. I would like to show the photo of the person along with 3 or 4 sentences describing the lies, corruption, or deceit.

Day 2 of Adoption Activism; NAAM2013- The Proposed Adoption Bills in Michigan

Michigan Is Close to Screwing Over Birth Parents Big Time So back in may, I wrote about the " Adoption Reform Package " of bills that were introduced in Michigan. Please take a minute and re-read the breakdown of the whole hot mess.

Day 3 of Adoption Activism; NAAM2013 - Sign Adoption Petitions

Simple Day; Two Adoption Petitions Sign them. As they are both on Change.org you can sign in with Facebook and spam everyone you know. I do it often. It's fun. You could first post on Facebook that people better sign them or you will start spamming the crap out of them.

Day 4 of Adoption Activism; NAAM2013 - Vote for Adoptees Tomorrow!

Like James Lane in NY on Election Day Tomorrow James Lane is not a career politician. He is a lifelong resident of New York City that was born in Flushing, raised in Harlem, matured in Hell's Kitchen and currently living in Park Slope. James is married and has a young child in our city's public school system.

Day 5 of Adoption Activism; NAAM2013- Help Bring Hailey Home

Please Support Hailey and Anthony Hailey was given up for adoption at birth without her father's consent. Her father, Anthony, has been fighting for her even before her birth. After years of battling with Placer County, CA courts to no avail, he appealed his case.

Day 6 of Adoption Activism; NAAM2013 - Help STOP CHIFF

Letter Writing to the Congressional Members of CCAI Notify the members of the Congressional Coalition on Adoption, especially your own Representatives and Senators who are members of the Coalition, that you are outraged that their "institute" has endorsed this horrendous CHIFF bill.

Day 7 of Adoption Activism; NAAM2013- Petition & Discussion on Open Sealed Adoption Records

Worth It to Sign an OBC Access Petition While, there is a small number of signatures, a petition on Change.org does allow additional expose to the issues. Please give a quick signature, ask others to so the same, share to Facebook, give a Tweet.

Day 8 of Adoption Activism; NAAM2013: Today Show and Craigslist

If you are bored, these two activities should keep you busy! The Today Show's Week of Adoption Propaganda So today is the final day of the Today's Show week long adoption stories push. I have to admit that I really did not join in myself as much as I probably should have, but I just didn't have it in me.

Day 9 of Adoption Activism; NAAM2013 - Petitions

Easy peasy for a busy Saturday, two petitions, both on Change.org. Sing them if you have not already. Share them to Facebook, Spam your connections, Tweet them and email your contacts. Tada, now go off and enjoy your day!

Day 10 of Adoption Activism; NAAM2013 - Help Adoptee Rights in Ohio

Adoptee Rights in Ohio Let's Do it This Year!! http://www.adoptionequityohio.org/ After passing the Senate Medicaid, Health and Human Services Committee unanimously, SB-23 was held over as the Senate finished its difficult work on the massive state budget bill. The ROAR leadership team worked throughout the summer with our Senate sponsors to strategize our approach for the upcoming Senate session, which begins mid-September.

Day 11 of Adoption Activism; NAAM2013 Pam's Law

She was only 16 years old the day you took your final breath and she needed to be 21 years old to file without her adoptive parents signature per state laws. No birth parent should request contact with their child and not have that request answered when they die.

Day 12 of Adoption Activism; NAAM2013 Adoptee Rights

An Executive Order by President Obama: AN ADOPTEES ACT FOR EQUAL ACCESS TO THEIR ORIGINAL BIRTH CERTIFICATE https://www.change.org/petitions/an-executive-order-by-president-obama-an-adoptees-act-for-equal-access-to-their-original-birth-certificate-2 Millions of adoptees across America have been denied a copy of their orginial Birth Certificate by an archaic law that has been in effect for the past 75 years.

Day 13 of Adoption Activism; NAAM2013 Demand Post-Adoption Services

Demand Post-Adoption Services from Children's Home Society & Family Services (CHSFS) http://www.change.org/petitions/demand-post-adoption-services-from-childrens-home-society-family-services-chsfs When any adoption agency neglects to acknowledge and meet these needs, it is the right of THE constituents of the adoption community to refuse allegiance to the agency, and to insist upon the establishment of new agency approaches.

Day 14 of Adoption Activism; NAAM2013 - Introducing "Anti-Adoption" | Musings of the Lame

30 Adoption Portraits in 30 Days Carrie Goldman is an adoptive mother who writes and edits Portrait of an Adoption for the Chicago Now blog . Every November she runs the successful 30 Adoption Portraits a series of guest posts in honor of November being National Adoption Awareness Month.

Day 15 of Adoption Activism; NAAM2013 Help STOP CHIFF

The Children in Families First Act is the International Adoption Agency Bail Out Bill Contact Secretary of State John Kerry to alert him to the major problems with the Children in Families First Act- CHIFF For the full text links and a rather lengthy look into it so you are familiar with why the Children in Families First Act CHIFF is a horrible bill, please read here.

Day 16 of Adoption Activism; NAAM2013 - Virtual Reg Day for the ISRR

Spread the Word About the International Soundex Reunion Registry RegDay was an annual event held once a year (1995 - 2010) in public locations to raise awareness of the International Soundex Reunion Registry (ISRR). ISRR is a non- profit mutual consent registry dedicated to reuniting adult family members separated by adoption, divorce, or other dislocation.

South Carolina Legislator: Change South Carolina Adoption Laws | Musings of the Lame

South Carolina Legislator: Change South Carolina Adoption Laws http://www.change.org/petitions/south-carolina-legislator-change-south-carolina-adoption-laws Section 63-9-350: Withdrawal of Consent or Relinquishment states that the withdrawal of any consent or relinquishment of rights can only be undone by the order of the court.

Day 18 of Adoption Activism; NAAM2013 Fathers' Rights In Utah

Write a Letter to Utah Because They Deny Father's Their Rights Yes, I have in my email box yet ANOTHER father who is fighting for the rights to parent his daughter. Why? Because adoption agencies across America routinely screw over fathers.

Day 19 of Adoption Activism; NAAM2013 - Fight for New York's Adoptee Rights Bill!

Adoptee Rights Demonstration in New York City on Nov 23rd at Governor Cuomo's New York City Office for Friday November 23rd, 2013. Meet at 633 Third Avenue, NY, NY 10016 at 11:30 AM

Day 20 of Adoption Activism; NAAM2013 Join CNN I-Reporter

Use Your Voice, Become a Reporter I know, I know.. what the heck am I talking about now? CNN has this feature called IReport where they take video and messages from just about anyone. They have "assignments", but the topics often outdated or more mainstream. Still, they want commentary on the news of the day.

Day 21 of Adoption Activism; NAAM2013 - Help Stop CHIFF! contact Senate Foreign Relations Committee | Musings of the ...

The CHIFF Act Awaits you in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Contact members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee where the bill currently awaits action (especially if your Senator sits on that Committee) to tell them to oppose the bill and why. Robert Menendez Chairman Bob Corker Ranking Member Barbara Boxer Benjamin L.

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Book reviews

Book reviews

Write a book review on an adoption book (good or bad) on amazon.com and Goodreads.

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Rubber stamp

Rubber stamp

By a rubber stamp with a message ex: Equal Rights for Adoptees! and stamp it on mail, bills, checks etc.

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    Claudia Corrigan D’Arcy has been writing about life as a birthmother, Adoptee Rights & the unethical adoption industry since 2005. She has been online and involved in the adoption community since early in 2001. She originally began independently researching adoption issues in preparation of the successful search and reunion with her own son, Max, whom was placed for adoption in 1987.

    Her writings on adoption issue have been published in The New York Times, BlogHer, Divine Caroline, Adoption Today Magazine, Adoption Constellation Magazine, Adoption Voice Magazine, and many others. She has been interviewed by Dan Rather, Montel Williams and appeared on Huffington Post regarding adoption as well as presented at various adoption conferences. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Adoptee Rights Coalition.

    Her blog, Musings of the Lame- Life as a Birthmother in Adoption is a much needed road map for many mothers who relinquished, adoptees who long to be heard, and adoptive parents who seek understanding. For more go to; www.MusingsoftheLame.com

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