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🔴 BIPARTISAN Bills PASSED by the House but KILLED by Senate #Republicans:

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🔴 BIPARTISAN Bills PASSED by the House but KILLED by Senate #Republicans #2

Paycheck Fairness Act
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#STEM education
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Okay. So, I am exploring the oversharing that occurs within the adoption community, and am picking up where I left off. Original thread here:
Where I left off last time was at discussing the "but" adopters and carers. So, that's where we shall start.
This particular group of "but" adopters and carers sometimes are also the proud parent oversharer and/or the gloom and doom oversharer. These are not mutually exclusive categories.
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Alright. So. Today I am going to begin my deep dive into #adoption, APs/Carers, and the multitude of ways #adoptee and #FosterYouth stories are not properly protected by the adults tasked with their care.
This is going to be a long one. This might end up having to be multiple threads over a few days. There are both extreme and subtle ways this happens and I'm going to try to expand on them all. But before I begin I have a few preemptive thoughts and overall disclaimers.
First things first: this isn't a debate. If you read this and do any of these things, I do absolutely mean you and you need to change what you're doing.

There aren't exceptions when its actually okay. Period.
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I was #adopted 36 years ago today, when I was two, and my parents just told me something I had never heard before, that I was a gift *they* *gave* *themselves* for their wedding anniversary...
And like, thank you, but:
#Adoption is not a gift you give yourself, it’s a responsibility you choose to bear.
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‘He was a predator’ – Attorney on former DFS caseworker accused of coercing boys to lie about sex | @ChrisHayesTV

DFS --> CPS

"Manhal went to prison after pleading guilty to child molestation"

fox2now.com/news/fox-files…
Family upset after finding out DCF investigator arrested for child molestation

DCF-->CPS

fox4now.com/news/local-new…
California auditor: 1,000 state-licensed facilities match sex offenders' addresses

"Specifically, the report said that 677 foster and group homes and other state-licensed facilities for children matched sex offenders' addresses"

cnn.com/2011/10/27/us/…
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"Cops Say Sex Traffickers Sell Foster Kids on the Weekends "

The #FosterCare system is not a safe place for children

See recent 2020 Trafficking in Persons Report @JTIP_State (attchd)

#FamilyOverFosterCare👪
#LetOurChildrenGo👶

@flynn_neill @DanScavino
boston25news.com/news/25-invest…
Trafficking in Persons Report 2020 @StateDept

"Individuals in the United States vulnerable to human trafficking include: children in the child welfare and juvenile justice systems, including foster care" p.523

state.gov/trafficking-in…
“We could’ve been very bad people. We could’ve done harm to her. We could have claimed she ran away, they wouldn’t have known "

Full report: wave3.com/2018/09/07/los…
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Les français sont-ils bien informés sur le #pjlbioéthique que l’@AssembleeNat s’apprête à voter en plein été dans un hémicycle déserté ?
La loi de #bioéthique modifie profondément la #filiation et débouche sur l’#eugénisme ! Elle pose de nombreuses questions.
Voici 12 bonnes raisons de NE PAS voter le #pjlbioéthique, Mesdames et Messieurs les Députés de l'@AssembleeNat
@al_petel
@laqhila
1) L'ouverture de la #PMA aux femmes seules ou en couple va créer délibérément des #orphelins de père, à qui il manquera la moitié de leurs racines familiales, les déstabilisant profondément. Il y aura #discrimination entre ceux qui auront un père et ceux qui n’en auront pas !
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THREAD 1/21

I am a 57 year old, tall, thin, cishet, white, #adopted man. For years I have been horrified and appalled at the violence and oppression women suffer and the hands of people of my demographic - men just like me.
A few years ago, I started to volunteer at my local women's shelter and to follow feminist pages on facebook where I learned a lot about myself and my role in the patriarchy and the oppression of my sisters.
From those facebook pages I found links to feminist Twitter where my education and enlightenment accelerated and grew dramatically.
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#ThemBeforeUs is drafting a #SCOTUS brief addressing who can be listed as a parent on a child’s birth certificate.

If your birth certificate did not reflect your biological parents, I’d like to hear from you! #Adoption #DonorConception
Our SCOTUS brief will address three key points:
- Birth certificates serve children, not adults
- Children have a right to an accurate birth certificate, regardless of whether they are donor conceived or subsequently adopted
- Biology matters to children
#childrensrights
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I want to see a TV show about #adoption that's honest. One that shows the baby who never stops screaming. The confused, selfish adopter who can't figure out why it's "so hard". The kid who can't fit in no matter how hard they try. The insensitive adoptive family that makes crude
inappropriate remarks. The adopter at her wits end, threatening to send the kid back. I want to see some truth. I want to see adoptees recieving abusive therapies and being shoved into facist state homes when they cannot conform. I want to see the truth of adoptees being
abandoned to the streets because they fail to live up to the expectations of their adopters. I want to see greedy foster parents fighting perfectly acceptable bios for custody. I want it based on true stories and I want legal fact and subterfuge documented and exposed. I'm sick
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The Myka Stauffer rehoming saga has been on my mind today. (For the uninitiated: standard.co.uk/insider/alist/…) An #adoptee rant thread:

When people react viscerally to rehoming pets, I remind them that this is something that also happens with children.
The practice is largely unregulated (see here for examples in TX scholarship.law.tamu.edu/lawreview/vol5…). There are entire private Facebook groups dedicated to rehoming recently adopted children, and before Facebook, there were backpage ads in newsletters and magazines for adoptive parents.
It's not a new phenomenon. Since the 1970s, 1 in 9 adoptions have been disrupted - where proceedings end prior to finalization - or dissolved after finalization. (childwelfare.gov/pubPDFs/s_disr…
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So as per a request, I'm going to take some common themes that crop up within #adoption and lay it as plain as I can from my #adoptee perspective.

Although a person mentioned these things specifically, they are not the *only* person to have noticed these thoughts.
There are large perceptional differences between how adoptive parents can view a situation and how an adoptee can view the same situation.

As always this is my perspective and other adoptees may disagree or agree. Both are valid. Let's continue.
I'm going to start with reunification and reunion.

There is a belief at times for some AP's that reunification or reunion means rejection. This is a multifaceted issue and is actually very common.

It appears for adoptees in the form of "how do your ap's feel about this".
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1/9 Much appreciation to @ChainlinkWizrd's comparison between $LINK and $BAND.

⚠️ Let me say it out loud: there's no need to be afraid that $BAND will take $LINK market share! ⚠️

Why? Because we aren't competing for a static pie. Let me explain. 👇
2/9 Smart contracts has gained popularity by @VitalikButerin's initial release of @Ethereum in July 2015.

Since then smart people in tech've been hacking and experimenting with new token economy. We ended up w/ ICO, DAO, TCR, and a bunch of papers calling for #crypto revolution.
3/9 Nevertheless, the adoption of smart contracts in real businesses is almost non existent. Why?

Often time the smart contract techs are driven by tech-focused group of researchers. They're solving the #crypto dilemma from a technical standpoint.
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I am going to start saying this once a week. We’re not a Christian country if kids are languishing in foster care in need of adoption. Fellow church-goers: we have to do better.
Let us resolve in 2020 to take home every child who needs a home. Anything less is a scandal.
If you need a home study get a home study. Talk to friends who have adopted. Cast into the deep!
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I called GlaxoSmithKline to enquire about the vaccine or drug trials I may have been subjected to as a vulnerable & abandoned infant, while in Temple Hill Baby Home. Society, illegitimacy, relinquishment & the #adoption system, allowed experimentation on us defenseless babies.
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I'm clueless as yet, but my gut feeling is I escaped being experimented on, which
I hope is the case.
But whether or not I was subjected to experimentation, the fact remains many thousands of Illegitimate babies & children WERE used as guinea pigs while in Mother & Baby Homes.
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As unaccompanied minors in the alleged "care" of these institutions, we were entitled to but not afforded our basic, equal, civil or human rights, expected legal safety measures, complete autonomy, due protection, or our unambiguous freedoms, because of our Illegitimate status.
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#NAAM day 28.

Today I am going to discuss having a narcissist for a parent.

I will also briefly touch on having a second parent that is an enabler.
This is a relevant conversation within adoption, as over time within many #adoptee oriented spaces, I have seen time and time again adoptees discussing being adopted and raised by a narcissist.
I have personally mentioned before that I was adopted and raised by a narcissist and an enabler, and it has a long scope impact of trauma.
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#NAAM day 24

Yesterday I threaded about the idea that people sometimes think adoptees are rude or insulting when they establish boundaries.
Today I'm going to write about adoptees, again.

In the context of what do we "know" about adoption outside of being an adoptee.
As always I am an adoptee, but not the only adoptee. I only speak for myself.

Some will agree with what I'm saying, some will not, or have their own take on the same ideas.

They're all valid and you should listen to them as well.
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#NAAM day 23.

Today I'd like to discuss the idea of #adoptees being considered mean, rude, or exclusionary of non adopted people, when it comes to #adoption conversations.
First and foremost, I am an adoptee, and I'm always looking at things through the lense of adoptees first.

I am however, not the only adoptee. There are those that will agree with me and those that do not. They're both valid, and allowed their own space to have their thoughts.
As always as well, you should be listening to them as well, and not just me.

None of us represent all of us.
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Alright. #NAAM day 21.

As the month goes on I recognize the things I discuss become more abstract sometimes.
That's because although the concrete factual relevant and important things are still those things... but a lot of what people disregard on a daily basis for #adoptees are the things that exist in abstracts.
Thoughts, feelings, experiences that happened are dismissed... but so are the things that never were.
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So in the spirit of #Workingoutloud, today I'm doing something really scary. I'm having a go at redesigning our adoptandembrace.academy landing page. My heart is pumping as I change font/colours/texts to make this page more visually appealing; then I DELETED all my changes.
It's going to be a collaborative approach & of course, my fellow colleagues will be helping. I also tested the web copy with IT & Change people who confirmed that indeed, they want support when it comes to tech #adoption & change. So copy is good. That's good to know.
I mucked about with the program that it sits upon and I always like to experiment and try things out but it's scary when it's a published page. This is one where I have to defer support in fear of breaking it. #WOL means at times admitting that this is not your expertise.
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#NAAM day 18. Still gathering some thoughts to be coherent, but today I'd like to talk about "privacy" and how within adoption it often means everyone but the #adoptee is entitled to it.
Privacy, in the context of adoption is a loaded word. It's used against adoptees regularly, and often at the expense of our own privacy... in ways not adopted people are always aware of, and in ways we as adoptees sometimes have become desensitized to.
There are also times that adoptees point out the glaring misuses of privacy (either as a way to keep secrets, or when privacy isnt respected) and it is met with dismissal and ire.

I'm going to give a few examples of this, but there are always more.
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#Globalist elites tell you who the so-called sexist people alive are. Globalist elites tell you to be less #Masculine and be more #Feminine in hopes that you will question your gender and kill the #Masculinity culture.

nytimes.com/2019/01/22/us/…

#RedPill #QAnon #WWG1GWA #Truth
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#Globalist elites tell you that #Epstein killed himself without a ceremony and even @Independent has an article that states his brother is seeking DNA evidence from the 'dead man's fingernails. Not stating his brothers.

independent.co.uk/news/world/ame…

#RedPill #QAnon #WWG1GWA #Truth
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Globalist elites tell you that #Nationalism and #WhiteNationalist and #WhiteSupremacist are the same but in fact, Nationalism is is the love of your #Country as citizens and your values as well your #Sovereignty.

#RedPill #QAnon #WWG1WGA #TruthMatters #DarkToLight #MAGA
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#NAAM day 16.

Today I would like to turn the floor over to #adoptees.

I've spoken at great length over time (and will again I'm sure) about different issues and problems I've noted in regards to #adoption systems and #adopteerights.

BUT....
It would be pure unadulterated hubris on my part to think that I have been fully comprehensive on laws and issues that impact adoptees, both in the US and outside of the US.
I would like for any adoptees that see this tweet, to please add any laws, systems, barriers, flaws, that they want attention drawn to.

Yes there may be repeats, and that's okay. These things impact more than one person.
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Log for day 14 of #NAAM today intersects another fun fact about me.

I have #lupus and on a bad day, it can be debilitating.
The intersection of chronic illness and adoption?

Lack of medical history and the high propensity to carry genetic disorders that you do not know you have.
Am I saying that adoption causes diseases illnesses and problems that are inherited genetically?

No.
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