Last night, I went to Bastard Nation's web page. I have long wanted to start a grass roots operation to bring down the opposition of Closed Adoption records. I read what they have to say. I also verify all the information that I get from web sites. I check out the oppositions web pages.
I have been to the National Council For Adoptions web site and many others. I went to one last night and was appalled at what I read. Recently this group has affiliated itself with some very ultra conservative groups. One of them is the Heritage Foundation. One of their authors is a Patrick F Fagan. The common folk of America would be disgusted at what they promote.
The list of those who support NCFA: The Gladney Center, Sciafe Family Foundation, Bradley Foundation, Thomas Atwood, The Heritage Foundation, The Family Research Council, and Pat Robertson's Presidential Exploratory Team. We all know that Pat Robertson is just my favorite person. Yea Right
The Heritage web page that I accessed : http://www.heritage.org/Research/Family/BG1080.cfm. You will be disgusted, appalled and enraged beyond belief.
This man basically blames all of society's woes on women and children. One of the things that this man testified in front of Congress is that money should be taken away from the Violence Against Women Act to research why women and children are abused. I am sure that he wanted to do that research. I am also sure he would find a way to blame women and children again.
This group also wants the orphanages and institutions from the past to re-emerge. Something that I want to mention. As I was searching out my maternal grandfather, I found a 1930 census that shocked me. As I was looking at it, it was listing the children as inmates at a children's home. I so grossed out by that description. Gee Whiz!! How can young children be inmates? This wasn't a juvenile correction facility but a children's orphanage. And they want us to go back to that? How terrifying!!!!!
They also want to privatize adoptions. One of the reasons listed was they can be sued if there is a problem. One of the reasons why these groups want closed records is to hide the unsavory tactics of adoption agencies. I have read where one very unsavory agency offered to pay birthmothers $10,000 to give up their children. It has also been mentioned that the National Council for Adoption represents Adoption Agencies not adoptive parents. If they represented adoptive parents, they would not allow parents of any kind to be ripped off and hurt by the actions of adoption agencies. That is one thing that must be understood.
As I was also researching the NCFA, I looked up all their agencies on their website. One thing that I found interesting is that where there is open records state, they don't have too many adoption agencies. I also found out that my own adoption agency is not listed on their web site. Thank God!!!
The Heritage foundation also promotes the policy that women be stigmatized especially if they are poor and pregnant. They also promote policies that further restrict a parent's rights. They endorse laws that remove children from families for the littlest of reasons especially if they are poor. They also endorse the Adoption Uniform Act which criminalizes adoptee/birthparent searches. This law would prohibit searching for 99 years. Adoptees as a group are punished before an action is taken. We are judged before we even think to take any action.
We are property of the state in which we are born. I don't know about you but that bugs the living hell out of me. I am owned. One woman has denied me my entire medical history, genetic history, and my extended family. All because she can't face the lies of her life. Guess what dear woman I am now on a mission to open records in the state of Indiana. I will succeed. I won't let the moronic ideas of the NCFA and others stop me. You have some time but not much.
State legislators better stand up and listen. I won't stop until you have heard me and the millions of others out there like me. I won't let you ignore us because you want to deny me my rights. You have no legal basis to judge me on. I will see to it that you understand that.