Why do we in the adoption underground call it that? It has become that for many living adoption, adoptees, natural parents, and adoptive parents. I have seen and researched the adoption industry for close to three years. I know in my heart that adoption has become rife with corruption, deception, and theft.
Adoptees have been fighting for over thirty years to have access to their own OBC. The records were sealed off from the adoptee back after World War II. Before that time, there was not an issue with adoptees having access to those documents. In fact, it was promoted that they should have access to it. It was their right. The child's right were seen as being paramount in adoption.
The natural parents as they properly called in society until the sixties began being denied access to those same records until the late thirties and early fourties. In fact, they were denied those records even earlier.
Right after the adoptees were denied access, the adoptive parents were denied valuble information on their adopted children. In the sixties, it was generally accepted that we all needed protection from each other.
What began the adoptee rights movement was actually Watergate. People began hating governement secrets. It was even more apparent in the adoptee movements across this country. It was the adoptive parents who have habitually stopped any real movement of adoptee laws across the country. I think today it is different. Adoptive parents are becoming even more so involved in this movement. They want their children to have access to all the documents. Good Bad and ugly.
One of the things that I have noticed is that the NCFA has played upon the fears of three of the legs of the footstool in order to keep records sealed. They keep us at each other's throats in order to keep us from getting organized as a whole. The NCFA is all about themselves and their member agencies. They want to keep adoption as highly unregulated so that the flow of the adoption dollar keeps coming in.
Thus begins the National Adoption Bewareness month.