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Monday, August 6, 2012

Americans for Open Records


AmFOR was originally founded in 1989 by Lori Carangelo as a national organization by and for adoption affected citizens only, but also non-adopted citizens began to support our original, related and subsequent causes, so AmFOR expanded its focus and efforts with this mega-site to provide FREE research and assistance via our (still) free speech!
AmFOR is now an international voluntary network of citizens reclaiming "our right to know" via our dwindling access to billions of records wrongfully withheld from us and kept secret without our permission under alleged "confidentiality" and "privacy" laws, especially records in which we are named, and to certain other records which must be accessible to the public in the public interest. We are also reclaiming our right to correct anymisinformation or falsifications in such records.
AmFOR incorporated in 1996 as a non-profit tax-exempt California corporation, funded at the time entirely by book sales and royalties. Today, AmFOR's expanded emphasis and projects are funded entirely as a philanthropic project of its founder.

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AmFOR has, over the years, lobbied, protested, petitioned, sued and had our books and editorials published, to OPEN UP our Wrongfully Sealed Birth and Adoption Records (degree of disclosure depends on state), our Publicly Held RecordsWRONGFULLY WITHHELD from our access, our Privately Held RecordsWRONGFULLY WITHHELD from our access, and certain of our government'sWRONGFULLY CLASSIFIED Records not sanctioned by Congress (representatives of the People).

When I was researching adoption from 2004 on, I came across Lori's website AMFOR Some of her statistics blew my mind! If you wish to become active in restoring adoptees' rights and want to know about her activism, contact her through the website.   Trace

I just downloaded Chosen Children 2012:
An excerpt: Trafficking of Foster Kids

There have been  reports of cases in the United States of government-run foster homes that turned
out to be fronts for child trafficking rings. A study in the United Kingdom found that 55% of child
trafficking victims, who are identified and rescued, eventually again go missing. Worldwide, the
numbers concerning child slavery are staggering.  More than 150-million children younger than 14
are child laborers;  one in six children worldwide.  Some girls as young as 13 are trafficked as mail
order brides and nearly 90% of domestic workers trafficked from West and Central Africa are young
girls.  American children who go missing from foster care are rarely found.

On 3-13-04, Ted Gunderson, FBI Senior Specialist Agent (Ret.)  delivered a speech to the
Congressional Hearing on Child Protection, stating that during his career he “investigated public
officials at all levels of government, which reached as high as the White House.  Most of all I have
chisled-in-stone documentation of an international  criminal enterprise involving kidnapping,
murders, including human sacrifices by Satanic Cults.  Specifically, in regard to Child Protective
Services, in some areas and some states, I have been told by reliable sources that a planeload of 210
children from CPS was flown out of Denver, Colorado, on 11-6-97, to Paris, France.
Later, a second plane load of children, also under care of CPS, was flown from Los Angeles to Europe.
I have also developed information through reliable sources that, in the past, children have
been taken from foster homes, orphanages, and  Boys Town Nebraska, and flown by private jets
from Sioux City Iowa to Washington DC and forced into sex orgies with politicians.  I have
interviewed witnesses who were active in an international child kidnapping ring, who advised me
that, of the thousands of children who disappear every year, many are auctioned off, at various
locations throughout the country.  This kidnapping ring involves a case under investigation known
as ‘The Franklin Coverup.’  I developed information from a credible source in a major city in the 9
Southwest U.S. that there is collusion between judges, attorneys and underworld criminals.
Children in that system become adopted, four thousand dollars is given to the people who adopt, and the children’s names are changed, and each child is re-adopted up to 75 times, with four thousand
dollars going to each adoption every time.  The federal Government Adoption Bonus is given
to these judges, attorneys,  and underworld criminals; it is split among the three groups of
child traffickers.
As an outgrowth of my involvement in the Franklin Coverup Case from Omaha, I learned
that a covert CIA operation known as ‘The Finders,’ based in Washington DC, was actively involved
in kidnapping and trafficking of children since the early 1960s.  This matter was brought to the
attention of the FBI and State Department in 1997.  A report by the Metropolitan Police Department
was classified ‘Secret’ in the interest of National Security.  The investigation by the FBI was closed
down, however, according to the U.S. Customs investigation report. ‘The Finders’ became an
internal matter.
I have given this information to the FBI on seven occasions, and have demanded an
investigation for the international kidnapping and trafficking of children.

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What our Nations are up against!

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Survivors, write your stories. Write your parents stories. Write the elders stories. Do not be swayed by the colonizers to keep quiet. Tribal Nations have their own way of keeping stories alive.... Trace

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Indian Country is under attack. Native tribes and people are fighting hard for justice. There is need for legal assistance across Indian Country, and NARF is doing as much as we can. With your help, we have fought for 48 years and we continue to fight.

It is hard to understand the extent of the attacks on Indian Country. We are sending a short series of emails this month with a few examples of attacks that are happening across Indian Country and how we are standing firm for justice.

Today, we look at recent effort to undo laws put in place to protect Native American children and families. All children deserve to be raised by loving families and communities. In the 1970s, Congress realized that state agencies and courts were disproportionately removing American Indian and Alaska Native children from their families. Often these devastating removals were due to an inability or unwillingness to understand Native cultures, where family is defined broadly and raising children is a shared responsibility. To stop these destructive practices, Congress passed the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA).

After forty years, ICWA has proven to be largely successful and many states have passed their own ICWAs. This success, however, is now being challenged by large, well-financed opponents who are actively and aggressively seeking to undermine ICWA’s protections for Native children. We are seeing lawsuits across the United States that challenge ICWA’s protections. NARF is working with partners to defend the rights of Native children and families.

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where were you adopted?

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To Veronica Brown

Veronica, we adult adoptees are thinking of you today and every day. We will be here when you need us. Your journey in the adopted life has begun, nothing can revoke that now, the damage cannot be undone. Be courageous, you have what no adoptee before you has had; a strong group of adult adoptees who know your story, who are behind you and will always be so.