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Friday, February 22, 2013

Leland's adoptive family

(1981 TV program) This is Leland Morrill's family who adopted 10 children. Seven are from one family in Canada. You ask, what happened that seven children were placed at one time? The mystery continues. This was during the infamous 60s Scoop. Leland is a contributor in the anthology Two Worlds and wrote what it was like growing up a very large Mormon family.

Today's Child" started in June 1964 when Helen Allen -- a veteran reporter for the Toronto Telegram - Questioned at the time by skeptical Children's Aid Societies, but supported by Ontario's provincial government. During its first few years, about 80% of the children featured in the column were adopted.
Helen Allen in this National Television show states that she personally adopted 10,000 to 11,000 children. Who knows how many native and aboriginal children were adopted through her in Ontario Canada.

Featured on this video are 7 Ojibwe children, my adopted brothers and sisters to a Mormon family who adopted 10 children. I was a Navajo "undocumented adoptee" before we moved to Ontario Canada.
Note on the video how many of my brothers and sisters are not white like our adopted parents.
What is Genocide? What constitutes Human Trafficking?
Native Children who are deemed adoptable because of the 3rd world conditions forced on them through the Reservation system (Concentration Camps) may be labelled under "neglect", by Departments of Social Services that blur the lines between neglect and impoverishment. thus creating the definition of "abused or neglected" to encompass those "whose environment is injurious to the child's welfare."

Genocide is the worst crime possible, undoubtedly the most serious crime that can be
committed under international law. The 1998 Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court
(hereinafter the Statute) testifies to the fact that this is the most serious of the crimes
within its jurisdiction.

It places Genocide first, followed by Crimes against Humanity,
War Crimes and the Crime of Aggression. The crime of genocide is defined in Article 6
of the Statute in the following terms:
[A]ny of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part,
a national, ethnical, racial or religious group, as such:
(a) Killing members of the group;
(b) Causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group;
(c) Deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring
about its physical destruction in whole or in part;
(d) Imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group;
(e) Forcibly transferring children of the group to another group.

United Nations defined genocide as the intentional "destruction of racial,
national, linguistic, religious or political groups", "with the purpose of destroying it in
whole or in part or of preventing its preservation or development", either "causing the
death of members of a group or injuring their health or physical integrity" or interfering
with their biological reproduction or also "destroying the specific characteristics of the
group" through the "transfer of children"

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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.