23 results for tag: Domestic Adoption

Birdman Adoptive Father Stephen Melinger Back in the News

Look who's back! Was it adoption for love? Child trafficking via surrogacy? Or something else? The bizarre case of birdman Stephen Melinger is back in the news, this time in a New York Times article on the perils and pitfalls of surrogacy. Do check out this story in the Times, but just remember from Melinger to womb outsourcing, snowflake adoptions and sperm donor introductions for lesbians, this blog gave you the scoop first.

Impact of Adoption and Safe Families Act Webcast

On December 14, 2009, at 9:00 a.m. E.T., the Urban Institute and the Center for the Study of Social Policy will host an audio Webcast on the impact of the Adoption and Safe Families Act on the safety, permanence, and well-being of abused and neglected children. The nearly 2-hour session will be moderated by Susan Notkin, New York Director, Center for the Study of Social Policy. Panelists include: Olivia Golden, Fellow, Urban Institute John Mattingly, Commissioner, New York City's Administration for Children's Services Carmen Nazario, Assistant Secretary for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Jeanette Vega, writer, ...

Birdman’s Fradulent Adoption of Surrogate Twins Invalidated

Just one more example of how individuals intent on exploiting children are leveraging technology: maybe it was the bird in his pocket or his tattered clothes which were covered with avian feces, but when a 58 year old man arrived at an Indianapolis hospital to pick up his twin medically fragile girls, nurses were concerned that he did not seem to know how to care for the children and planned to drive them back to New Jersey by himself. The girls, Karen and Kathy Melinger, were born in 2005 from a South Carolina surrogate using a sperm donor and delivered in an Indiana hospital at the direction of an attorney who brokered the arrangement over the ...

XOb (Chinese Adoption Trafficking)

Chinese adoption = human trafficking inside and outside the country according to the NYTimes Link

ExOb (Adoption in the United States – the book)

Adoption in the U.S. the book! Excellent resource about adoption & its aftermath, law, policy and social aspects @ Link

Express Observation (NCFA vs. Donaldson on Open Records)

National Council for Adoption denounces Evan B. Donaldson's call for open adoption records in unyielding report Link

Express Observation (Florida Gay Adoption Ban)

FL Bar joins fight against state's ban on adoptions by gays with fed amicus brief before 3rd circuit COA Link