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NPRgate- When National Public Radio Silences the Adult Adoptee Voice

NPR again has chosen to allow a white adoptive parent speak for the trans-racial adopted adult. The adult adoptees who belong at the table are rightfully angry about being left out of the conversation and having their voices silenced. #NPRGate, #NPR, #NPRadopteelist, @NPRWeekend, #SundayConvo, #adoptees, #adoption, #racism, #White Privilege,

nicely - and quickly - done, NPR! | helloooo, i'm bleeding, here! on WordPress.com

Never have I been so happy to have to eat my words! And, yup. They taste just like chicken! The adoption community spoke out (those of us no longer drunk on the industry koolaid), and they listened! They actually listened! NPR Takes Advice and Features Transracial Adult Adoptee In a world where most people don't want to...

follow up to NPR's latest choice | helloooo, i'm bleeding, here! on WordPress.com

Besides being a big money entity, society is more accustomed to hearing about adoptions going through than they have been to listening to people's actual experience with adoption. From all 3 perspectives, it is not the win-win that it has been portrayed. Parenting an adopted child has its own set of unforeseen challenges, and the...

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Following a tangled thread.

NPR took the Chicken Train | helloooo, i'm bleeding, here! on WordPress.com

On Sunday, January 12th, in light of the recent controversy that was stirred concerning a joke by Melissa Harris-Perry about the Romney family's trans-racial adoption and her apology that followed, this interview was aired on NPR's The Sunday Conversation: Transracial Family Gets Double Takes 'Everywhere We Go' - which would have been fine except for this: NPR & Exclusion from...

The Powers That Beast: What is the Adoptee Voice Worth?

"Adoptee voices must be included in conversations about adoption. Adoptee voices must be valued." By Matthew Salesses - NPR is currently doing a #SundayConvo on transracial adoption, following an article that draws solely from the adoptive parents' experience. Adoptee comments have been erased. This is part of a disturbing pattern.

Displaced Flower

I know what its like to be the only one in the picture.To be the only one means you have to be strongTo be the only one means you have to shrink yourself up into an invisible beingColorlessThoughtlessEmotionlessBut on the inside, you are a Sea of EmotionsOn the inside you know you are Black.Even if you...

The Declassified Adoptee: On NPR & Transracial Adoption: Who Gets to do the Teaching?

It would be nice if transracial adoptees were asked more often to share their own experiences of "double takes" and discrimination. - Nicole 수정 (@nicolecallahan)January 12, 2014 A few days ago, I received an email from NPR looking for Angela Tucker's contact information for an upcoming show on The Sunday Conversation.

AMERICAN INDIAN ADOPTEES

Will NPR ever get Adoption Reporting right? @NPRWeekend #adoptees

WHAT STARTED IT: Transracial Family Gets Double Takes 'Everywhere We Go'

Each week, Weekend Edition Sunday host Rachel Martin brings listeners an unexpected side of the news by talking with someone personally affected by the stories making headlines. Rachel Garlinghouse and her husband, Steve are both white, and they've adopted three kids - two girls and a boy - who are African-American.

NPRgate ~ I'm White. Am I Qualified to Discuss the Transracial Adoption Experience?

White Privilege is hard for Whites to understand. But I'm colorblind, But I have Black friends! But my kids' school is so diverse! But I thought we lived in a post-racial society! But I voted for Obama! I don't discriminate! But I listen to NPR, I'm super progressive!

Racism, Class and Adoption

Recently there was an uproar of sorts concerning NPR, after they aired an interview with a white adoptive mother of black children. The main point of offense most stated by those commenting on this show was that in this report and on her blog, the woman interviewed claims for herself a voice which is basically not hers, and there was a perceived need for "balance", which was to come from transracial adoptees.

mothermade

We speak to educate. We listen to learn. How can @npr @NPRWeekend talk about #transracial #adoptees without the adoptee's adult voice?!?! Adoptees have a voice. Listen & learn. - mothermade (@mothermade)January 12, 2014 I love NPR, as most know. I listen to all sorts of podcasts.

We Listened to NPR-Now It's NPR's Turn to Listen

We listened. Yesterday, a 6 minute segment on NPR created hours' worth of responses, frustration, blogging, conversations, tweeting, disappointment, and shaking of heads. The Sunday Morning Edition featured Rachel Garlinghouse, a white adoptive mother of 3 very young black children, and the topic of the show was transracial adoption.

Paradigm Shift

I had to change that title, because really the problem isn't just with the media, it's with APs, too. And that includes me. Time to take the plunge back into a little writing! NPR's Sunday interview with transracial adoptive parent Rachel Garlinghouse is a great way to jump back in.

On the inherent racism and classism of adoption. | Daniel Ibn Zayd on WordPress.com

I will preface this by saying that I had promised myself I would give myself a long break from writing about adoption, for psychological-becoming-physical health reasons; the past 10 years have taken their toll, and I need to take a step back. All the same, I found it imperative to add some "talking points" to...

Adoptee Restoration: The Epic Fail: NPR's Transracial Adoption Interview

Last week, NPR requested to interview my friend and fellow Lost Daughters blogger, Angela Tucker, on the issue of transracial adoption. Angela was the perfect choice for their interview, not only because she is a transracial adoptee but also because of her powerful story that has been chronicled in the documentary, Closure.

NPR: Expect the Expected When it Comes to Adoption Stories

As a journalist who has a passion for news and human interest stories, I have long been a listener of NPR's programming efforts. I have a two-hour daily commute and NPR often makes it feel as though I have a friendly companion riding shotgun. As with all relationships, however, there are sometimes bumps in the...

The Declassified Adoptee: On NPR & Transracial Adoption: Who Gets to do the Teaching?

It would be nice if transracial adoptees were asked more often to share their own experiences of "double takes" and discrimination. - Nicole 수정 (@nicolecallahan)January 12, 2014 A few days ago, I received an email from NPR looking for Angela Tucker's contact information for an upcoming show on The Sunday Conversation.

Lost Daughters: NPR & Exclusion from the Transracial Adoption Experience Discourse: the Wisdom we Could Have Gleaned

Do Trans-racial Adoptees Know Anything About Trans-racial Adoption? By Angela Tucker, cross-posted from Angela's blog. NPR contacted me and asked me to be a part of the Sunday Conversation that aired yesterday morning.

Do Trans-racial Adoptees Know Anything About Trans-racial Adoption?

https://twitter.com/salesses/status/422440072164544513 NPR contacted me and asked me to be a part of the Sunday Conversation that aired yesterday morning. I spoke in depth about my story, my upbringing, the challenges and joys of my experience being raised by White parents, only to receive an email the next day stating that they had chosen to go...

Why NPR Got My Irish Up

Yesterday on their Sunday Conversation segment, National Public Radio (NPR) aired an interview with a white, adoptive mother of three young black children, Rachel Garlinghouse. The angle for this interview was to discuss bias against mixed race adoptions in light of the recent controversy over comments made on the Melissa Harris-Perry show about Mitt Romney's...

NPR Responds! Though Not to Adoptees...

Dawn Davenport, of "Creating A Family: Adoption and Infertility Education and Support," just posted on Facebook: "NPR Weekend Edition has asked us for help finding a young adult transracial adoptee (black child adopted by white parents) for a follow-up on their show on transracial adoption last week.

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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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