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Claudia Corrigan D'Arcy
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Attends Empire State College
Lives in Kingston, New York
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I love this story so much. It is such an inspiration. 
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“Adoption didn’t help me; it helped the adoption business,” Lemma said. “Adoption didn’t ‘save’ me; it served the American view of adoption. Adoption didn’t find families for me; it found me for families that wanted to look like heroes in their community and their churches. I wasn’t saved from Ethiopia; I had Ethiopia stolen from me.”
Adoption agencies paint international adoptions through rose-colored glasses: A child from an impoverished home in a Third World country gets the opportunity to become a part of a more well-off family and all is well. At least that’s what’s on the brochure. For Tarikuwa Lemma, like so many other African children, the story is drastically different. …
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So this #NationalAdoptionAwarenessMonth, I would like to make the case for this to be a month of listening to experiences, lots and lots of adoption experiences, but speaking to the issues. There are many, and they need the attention of everyone in the adoption community if we are to put them right.
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Birthmothers.. yes we are EVERYWHERE!!
'Orange Is the New Black' actress Kate Mulgrew faces her past — and lets go of a burden of shame.
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It is my deepest dream and desire that each and every adoptive parent in the USA could view Adoptee Rights like this and be as helpful. 
For me, it's as much a basic human need as it is a fundamental right to know who you are and where you came from....
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The one mistake we never get over.. Relinquishment for all the wrong reasons.. which is sadly, most of the time. +adoption 
What with it being New Year's Eve and all, I tend to do a lot of reflecting on the past year. It was another year without my daughter, and there are probably many more years like that to come. I got a good update for Christma...
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They wouldn't know the SANCTITY of TRUTH of it hit them on the head.
A recent statement by Adoption by Gentle Care on the Camden Stearns case came to light. And in reading it, it suddenly struck a chord. Did they suddenly admit Carri Stearns was right? Or did they l...
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I live online: Birthmother & Adoption blogger, freelance writer, social media and SEO consultant, website design, online producer, communiyt manager, adoptee rights activist, truth teller, human bullhorn, relationship bridge builder, and rabble rouser.
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Able to adopt new technologies in a single bound. Resistant to online snark. Eternal optimist. Writes SEO copy as second nature. Cannot not use keywords. Harness the power of networking for good and can teach others to do the same.
Employment
  • Adopting Social
    SEO and SMM Consulting, 2012 - present
    I help others use the internet to harness the power for good. Preferably related to adoption since I am REALLY REALLY good with adoption and the internet, but as long as one is not a soulless corporate sucking vampire, I'm usually open to a conversation.
  • DragonSeach Marketing
    Director of Social Media & Adoption Blogger: SEO, copywriting, personal and coprorate blogging and consulting, SMO queen, 2008 - 2012
    I got a job very serendipitously because I blogged. There was no twitter and facebook had not yet exploded to take over the world. Then they did and I was the Director of Social Media. I started some huge FB pages for brands. I ran contests. I learned a whole lot.. it was better than college. But I was a community person visiting the world of marketing and I felt my soul begin to rot. So I left the corporate world to be poor among the voiceless. It's better this way.
  • DeStefano and Associates, Terrapin Resturant, Evil WIlliams Lumber
    Once upon a time, I was an interior designer. I was a rather good interior designer as I have great taste. It was great fun for a long time, but then.. working with people whose biggest issue is that the paint might be a shade too dark, or there was a knot hole in their woodwork got old and started feeling shallow. So now I just live in a beautifully designed house and everyone else is out of luck!
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Kingston, New York
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Massapequa Park, Long Island, New York - Boston MA, - New York City - New Paltz, NY - Accord, NY
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Living the Life of a Birthmother, Blogger, Writer, Adoptee Rights Activist,SEO SMM geek
Introduction

ClaudiaCorrigan D’Arcy has been online and involved in the adoption community since early in 2001. She originally began independently researching adoption issues in preparation of the successful search and reunion with her own son, Max, whom was placed for adoption in 1987. Her adoption blog, Musings of the Lame- Life as  Birthmother has become a much needed road map for many mothers who relinquished, adoptees who long to be heard, and adoptive parents who seek understanding. 

Her writings on adoption issues have been published in The New York Times, BlogHer, Divine Caroline, Adoption Today Magazine, Adoption Constellation Magazine, Adoption Voice Magazine, and many others. She has been interviewed by Dan Rather, Montel Williams and appeared on Huffington Post regarding adoption as well as presented at various adoption conferences. 

She serves on the Board of Directors for the Adoptee Rights Coalition.

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Lame, but Not Broken
Education
  • Empire State College
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  • SVA, Nassau Community College, College at New Paltz
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FauxClaud, Claudia Corrigan Sheeley, Claud, Claudia Corrigan
Claudia Corrigan D'Arcy's +1's are the things they like, agree with, or want to recommend.
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