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.
The politicization of the Barretts’ adoptions from Haiti—which they’ve clearly politicized themselves—highlights the rift between concept and reality in intercountry 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.
Mandating a single solution in the form of a badly thought-through integrated birth certificate? That’s wrong, and I reject it.
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.
Clean should always be the default, while dirty is the defined term, the aberration.
We is almost always exclusive, and it is defined by those who speak it. Who are “we” overlooking in adoptee rights?
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.