American Baby weaves truth into the adoptions that predominated the second half of the twentieth century, a time of locked down records, secret transactions, and abusive experimentation.
What Happens When You Question Adoption
The politicization of the Barretts’ adoptions from Haiti—which they’ve clearly politicized themselves—highlights the rift between concept and reality in intercountry adoption.
Before You Start Spouting Off About Haiti, Amy Coney Barrett, and the ‘Beauty’ of Adoption
Suddenly, intercountry adoption is a cudgel and a political tool in the debate over the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett. Educate yourself first.
The Sham Promise of ‘Integrated Birth Certificates’
Mandating a single solution in the form of a badly thought-through integrated birth certificate? That’s wrong, and I reject it.
The People I Represent
I’ve seen my share of strange and anonymous complaints about the work that I do on behalf of adult adopted people. Here’s what I do.
What I Mean When I Mean Clean
Clean should always be the default, while dirty is the defined term, the aberration.
What We Overlook
We is almost always exclusive, and it is defined by those who speak it. Who are “we” overlooking in adoptee rights?
The High Price of Nope
The security and legal structures surrounding access to original birth certificates are immense, complex, confusing, and humiliating, specifically for adult adoptees who are forced to maneuver through such systems.