Friday, December 11, 2009

Upcoming TV shows of interest

Besides all the attention 'Find My Family' on ABC is getting, there are other shows highlighting adoption this week you may be interested in.

Carla Moquin will be appearing on the Dr. Phil show tomorrow. From the Dr. Phil website:

What would you do if someone said you no longer had the right to see your child? Dr. Phil's guests say they feel helpless and hopeless because they've been shut out of their children's lives and are facing lengthy court battles to get their kids back. Carla says she placed her daughter for what she thought was going to be an open adoption. It's been six years, and she says the adoptive parents reneged on their promise and won't let her communicate with the child. Legal analyst Lisa Bloom and an adoption attorney weigh in on the case. Then, John says he was looking forward to raising his baby with his childhood girlfriend, but when he got to the hospital to visit his daughter, he never got to meet her and nine months later still hasn't. Learn about the law that is keeping him from being a dad. And, a woman paid more than $20,000 and was given an ultrasound of the baby she was supposed to adopt, but motherhood didn't happen as planned. Find out how not to get scammed and the precautions to take when adopting a child.

And on 48 Hours -

CBS News will present, "The Lost Children," a "48 Hours" special, on Saturday, Dec. 12 at 10 p.m. ET/PT - the clmination of a two-year investigation by "48 Hours" into one of the largest foreign adoption scams in U.S. history.

Anchored by "48 Hours" correspondent Maureen Maher, who herself was adopted, "The Lost Children" profiles three families - Patti Sawyer, Mike and Kari Nyberg, and Elizabeth and Gary Muenzler - who adopted children from the South Pacific island of Samoa through the Utah-based Focus On Children adoption agency, only to face a heartbreaking decision years later.

"There exists a common goal for me as an adoptee and as a journalist, which is to find the truth,” says Maher. "I know from my own personal experience the challenge adopted children face in learning where they came from and determining their own identity."

Also just a note, this weekend (hopefully) this blog will temporarily go offline for a long overdue template upgrade. I'm seriously tired of the drowned girl.

4 complaints from ingrates:

Unknown December 11, 2009 at 4:33 PM  

I'm seriously looking forward to see what you will replace the little drowned darlin' with.

Ungrateful Little Bastard December 11, 2009 at 8:32 PM  

Ha, it's actually rather plain - if I can get it to work right.

Other Mother December 18, 2009 at 1:40 AM  

did u see the story on cnn about the international custody case and the kidnapping by his father.the video was released two months after the incident. the father duped a judge with false papers and gained custody.went to pick up his child and the child begged police not to let him go with his dad.they dont bother to call cps,even after the child cries for his mom and says hes been hit. the father took off with the kid and yeah. wow. it is now going to become the poster case to strengthen international laws and child welfare laws. wacky tv and wacky adoption stuff lately.

Ungrateful Little Bastard December 18, 2009 at 8:13 AM  

Yes I did see that. I'm hoping starting next week I'll have time to start the news up again so I can keep on top of these

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