I am tired of giving this woman airplay but rather than argue with her on her blog. I am going to point out the pure ignorance of her statements.
Here is the first one:
"Although Professor Samuels (like Kippa) is in favor of mandated open records (as opposed to the “mutual consent” approach advocated by the National Council for Adoption and myself), Samuels’ paper is helpful in providing a historical context for understanding the complexities of the issue, and how balancing the respective (often conflicting) needs and responsibilities of all three sides of the adoption triad have challenged state legislatures and social agencies alike for more than sixty years. "
First off up to the 192os, there was no need to balance any of this information. All of the parties of interest had access. What is so different today compared to then is that this woman and her beloved National Council for Adoption want to continue to shame the relinquishing mothers, fathers, and the adoptees. That is pretty much the tone of her entire article. She is still dismissing all adoptees and their natural families. This also includes her adopted children. They will grow up.
Gee Whiz doesn't she even bother to think that her foster to adopt child or any adopted child might have future issues with getting a passport and being able to vote. Adoptees are having to prove that they are American citizens every day. Adoptees are being targeted by Immigration.
This kind of thinking was introduced by Sigmund Freud and Florence Clothier. Florence Clothier was a social worker who brought in Sigmund Freud to introduce psychoanalysis into adoption. She is the woman who put forth the belief that women were mentally ill and emotionally unstable; thus pushing the intentional separation of mother and child as being good.
Ms. Saxton nor the National Council for Adoption is not the be all and end all of adoption. It is a complicated issue on the emotional side. However, that should not be regulated by the government. The government is not in the business of relationships. There is this little thing called free association. The laws that apply to the non adopted apply to the adopted.
Its time that legislators should be speak with those living adoption especially the products of adoption, the adoptees.