Thursday, September 17, 2009

Third Annual Demons of Adoption Awards

Update: Press Release via PRLog is available here:


Each year Pound Pup Legacy presents the Demons of Adoption Award to raise a voice against adoption propaganda and the self congratulatory practices of the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute's annual Angels in Adoption AwardsTM

Until October 30 you will have the opportunity to vote for the recipient of this year's award.

The nominees are:

  • Adoptions First for offering of a free birth mothers package;
  • Athanasios Kollias aka Teo for the involvement in various Guatemalan child trafficking cases;
  • Barnardos for promoting the removal of children and have them adopted as the solution to family breakdown;
  • Bethany Christian Services for using coercive tactics obtaining infants for their customers;
  • Deborra Lee-Furness for pushing laxer regulations in inter-country adoption;
  • Harry and Bertha Holt for starting the placement of "special needs children" who are truly not adoptable, into the homes of already huge families;
  • Independent Adoption Center for plugging their business on WE tv's Adoption Diaries, making them the non-denominational Bethany;
  • Joint Council on International Children's Services for supporting temporary movement of foreign children to America because such trial-basis "exchange" programs "help" the adoption process;
  • LDS Family Services for using coercive tactics in obtaining infants for adoption and for not respecting paternal rights;
  • Scott and Karen Banks for child trafficking, coercive adoption practices and the abandonment of their adopted children;
  • The Dutch Ministry of Justice for preventing research into corrupt adoption practices in China, because of diplomatic and business relations with that country;
  • The Malawi Government for allowing Madonna to adopt Mercy James;

You can cast your vote by following this link.[

2 complaints from ingrates:

Susan a.k.a Lucy October 2, 2009 at 12:51 AM  

I am a birthmother and adoptee who "relinquished" my daughter with Bethany Christian Services in 1979. My experiences with them were not much different than those of the women in the article in The Nation.

Ungrateful Little Bastard October 2, 2009 at 1:12 PM  

Yeah that seems to be the experience of many of my friends who were *cough*cough* 'represented' by Bethany. I had one mom on my FB page who got offended at the article because she thinks they're all that and then some.

My question is, if they're so great, why didn't they help her keep her baby?

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