Adoption Should be A Last Resort…

Sunday, July 20, 2014

It’s always good when people “Get it” particularly if that person is an adoptive parent.  From Red Thread Broken – Why I (An Adoptive Parent) Am Not Pro Adoption.

It is my belief that children belong with their first families whenever possible. Adoption should be a last resort and should be about finding appropriate families for children, not children for families. This means understanding that adoption is built on loss, and that loss is often permanent of first parents, siblings, a whole kinship system, … cultural identity, and a sense of wholeness. Adoption is not a one time act where the door to one life closes and a new, better one begins. It is a life long process of self discovery and integration, with pain, confusion, and living with dualities often regular companions. We first must be willing to see that it is arrogant to assume that having more things, opportunities, and wealth is a fair trade off for losing that first family. If we value family, we will value [first families]. (Emphasis Added)




Just a reminder about the Unsigned Masterpiece typewriter.

When you see it in the upper left hand corner of a post, it means the post was written by me.

If you don’t see it there, I’m linking to something written by someone else.




Well I’ll be damned!!

Thursday, October 31, 2013

shame nunFrom the editorial in yesterday’s Globe and Mail.

“Ottawa should investigate whether a large number of women were subjected to institutionalized cruelty, and coerced into making an irreversible and life-altering decision. This is not yet a closed chapter in Canada’s history.  The pain caused by coerced adoption has the potential to ripple across generations. These women – and their children – deserve credible answers.”

We are legion and not to be ignored.  It’s nice to know Canada’s National newspaper thinks somebody should look into this.

Read the editorial.

Unwed Mothers, Unknown Choices

Dan Rather’s Report “Adoption or Abduction!” nominated for an Emmy

Saturday, July 13, 2013


Another update of a post from a while back.

Dan Rather’s Report on Adoption Practices just got nominated for an Emmy.

This was the original post.

Dan Rather will be reporting on adoption practices in the 60’s. Read the rest of this entry »

Am I reading this wrong??

Wednesday, July 18, 2012


I saw this sign posted on the bulletin board at the public library.

I didn’t understand the reference to siblings.

Does this mean, we won’t hesitate to break up siblings in order to facilitate an adoption?

That can’t be right, can it?

I decided I need to print up labels which state a child has the right to be raised by his own family – signed the United Nations (and Unsigned Masterpiece)

I have questions about some of the other stuff on there too.

Here is the poster:

Adoption Poster

Dan Rather Reports: Adoption or Abduction!

Friday, April 27, 2012


Dan Rather will be reporting on adoption practices in the 60’s.

Slowly it is all starting to come out in Canada and the U.S.

What happened to many of us and our children wasn’t right.

There have been some articles in Canada.  Most recently in the National Post .

When will other Canadian media start looking into these


Where is W5 or The Fifth Estate?

Here’s the Dan Rather Reports trailer.