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A mother who lost her daughter to adoption
A mother who lost her daughter to adoption

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Review: Gus Van Sant's film about John Callahan doesn't shy away from adoption theme
John Callahan Don't miss director and producer Gus Van Sant's new bio-pic about cartoonist John Callahan, Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot. A story of loss and redemption. Callahan's witty and sardonic cartoons were an armor to protect himself from the...
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Judge: Egg Donor Cory Sause is Boy's Mother--and will get parenting rights
Cory Sause and son An Oregon judge has ruled that an egg donor mother has the right to be part of her child's life, despite the efforts of the wealthy sperm-donor father who wants to cut her out of the picture. The ruling was based on the "contradictory" ag...
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Can mothers who lose their children to adoption be thankful?
Jane in 1968 Thanksgiving has always been intertwined with the birth of my surrendered daughter Rebecca* and our reunion. She was born exactly a week before Thanksgiving in San Francisco 1966 and we re-united a few days before Thanksgiving 31 years later. A...
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Feminists exploit anti-family adoption laws
Jane  When I read Liz Latty's excellent piece on why mainstream feminism is pro-adoption* I was reminded of three strong feminists I've known in Oregon, all of whom served in the Oregon legislature and were adoptive mothers, I don't know why they adopted; t...
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Adoption: The only option for low income women under the Republican agenda
Republicans celebrate House passage of AHCA  To 217 House Republicans, choice for low income women means abstaining from sex or losing their children to adoption. By a two vote margin, the House passed the American Health Care Act. Twenty Republicans and al...
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Making the first contact with a first mother: What not to say
Jane "One reason I had searched for [my birth mother] was that I wanted to tell her that she'd done the right thing. I always felt she deserved to know that" wrote Jean Strauss in Birthright . "I proudly said it now on the phone, sure this one sentence woul...
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Catelynn and Tyler's open adoption closed!
In July, 2011, First Mother Forum predicted that Cateynn and Tyler's open adoption would not close. C & T, our readers will recall, were one of four couples on the original MTV show, Sixteen and Pregnant. Unlike the three other couples, C & T gave their bab...
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To First Mothers: Legislators need to hear from you!
Lorraine and daughter Jane, 1982* First mothers are needed to convince legislators that they were NOT promised confidentiality when we relinquished our children, nor do we need or want it now! A few states--Hawaii, Louisiana, Missouri, among them--have bill...
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Adoptee denied medical history
Jane The Iowa Supreme Court found it more important to protect the anonymity of natural/birth parents than to "save an adoptee's life or prevent irreparable physical or mental harm" to her While some states are moving to give adoptees their original birth c...
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