Wednesday, April 02, 2008


Yea you. I know you read here. I know you comment here until I nail you. Your attorneys need to pay attention too. Us adoptees can get a little fickle and ticked off when we see you do this kind of stuff.

I am talking to at least the abductors of these children's kids. If there are other parents that need mentioning, trust me I will add them to this list.

Camira Bailey
Stephanie Bennett
Craig Lentz and Ibbaanika Bond
Shawn McDonald
Cody O'Dea
Joshua Simmerson
Allison Quets
Jamie Kiefer
Bryn Ayre
Matt Tenneson
Bryce Carkhuff

This is what happens when you tick off the adoptee in your life. This is what you have to look forward to. When it happens, I will kick back and laugh.

Orphan Wants Adoptive Parents Jailed

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — A 30-year-old woman on Tuesday urged a federal court to convict and sentence her adoptive parents to 25 years in prison, the maximum allowed on charges they hid her true identity as a child of dissidents who disappeared under Argentina's dictatorship.

Maria Eugenia Sampallo Barragan accused Osvaldo Rivas and Maria Cristina Gomez Pinto of falsifying adoption documents and concealing her identity at the trial that opened in February.

Thousands of leftists and dissidents vanished after being abducted by security forces during Argentina's 1976-1983 military regime, and human rights groups say more than 200 of their children were taken and given to military or politically connected families to raise.

Sampallo is the first child born of political prisoners who went missing in the "Dirty War" to press such charges at trial against her adoptive parents — and against a former army captain, Enrique Berthier, who is a defendant in the same proceeding.

"The charges against them are very serious," said her lawyer, Tomas Ojea Quintana, speaking outside court Tuesday. "All deserve the maximum allowed by law — 25 years."

Sampallo said her decision to press charges against her adoptive parents was important "for all of society, and for the rest of the children in my condition."

Defense lawyers did not respond to calls seeking comment and the adoptive parents have not commented publicly on the case.

Sampallo learned in 2001 that she is the daughter of missing political prisoners Mirta Mable Barragan and Leonardo Ruben Sampallo.

Sampallo's mother was six months pregnant when she and her father were abducted on Dec. 6, 1977, said Sampallo's lawyer. He said Sampallo was born in February 1978, while her mother was being held at a clandestine torture center.

There have been at least three earlier trials involving suspected illegal adoptions dating to the dictatorship that resulted in convictions — but the plaintiffs were not the adopted children.


Gershom said...

And I'll be laughing right along with you. What goes around comes around. They will get what they deserve!

Third Mom said...

This case may do more to wake up adoptive parents than anything that typically hits the media about adoption here, because it frames the crime of witholding identity as a human rights issue. It will be very interesting to see how the courts in Argentina rule.

Thanks for posting this, Amy.