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The Real Criminals: Adoption Mafia 2012 #NAAM
By Trace A. DeMeyer
We must understand history to see where we've been and where we
are today to face the future.
|The Indian Child Welfare Act at 30 is available on Amazon.com|
effects on STOLEN GENERATIONS are still being felt in 2012. In Indian Country,
Native adoptees are still called Lost Birds or Split Feathers or Lost Ones. Many
adult adoptees are still lost to their families and tribal nations. A lost
child will remain lost with sealed adoption records. Today's legislators and
lawmakers obviously do not know or recognize the crimes committed against
Indian people that still affect us.
As I discussed in my books, many children were stolen, literally
abducted. This was legal since it was done with the government's approval,
programs and funding. Those social workers who drove to reservations and
snatched children were never charged with kidnapping. Some siblings were taken
but then split up in foster care and later adoptions. How did this serve the
children? It didn't.
Native mothers were pressured in hospitals to give up their newborn babies to
social workers (some were nurses and nuns) trained in mental humiliation. These
heartless individuals were not criminally prosecuted for coercion or harassment
of these mothers.
We could ask why these Indian mothers were not offered financial
assistance instead to keep and raise their own child. The adoption agencies
(run by states and various religions) and social workers were paid to place untold numbers of Indian
Children and made their careers and money doing it. They were not there to help
Indian mothers; they were there to get the baby. This is how pure greed took
over their adoption practices. Social workers worked like Mafia to get what
they needed. Long lists of people wanted to adopt and the Adoption Mafia had to
fill their orders with new babies, no matter what.
crimes against Indian people, first taking land then children, went on for
centuries and tribes were losing. After years of trying to stop it, finally in
1976, Indian leaders went to Congress and told them what was happening to their
children which lead to the passage of the Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978.
There was never prosecution of the real criminals.
No one will deny that some Indian reservations are places of great
poverty, a condition they didn't create but one they were forced to adapt to
and survive. Even today it's a struggle but Indian people have retained some of
their ceremonies, languages and cultures on these reservations and they want
future generations to retain this. They want their children to live their
I ask those people who adopted us, did you have any idea what was happening to
Indian people and their children? Did you know about the wholesale removals of
Indian Children now described accurately as cultural genocide? Did you even
inquire as to why this baby or child was given up? Did you investigate or ask
to meet with our parents? What did the adoption industry or social workers say
to you about this? Were you complicit and aware of the adoption industry's
Indian Adoption projects and programs?
are real crimes and atrocities against Indian People yet no one involved has
been charged or put in prison?
details of the Indian Adoption Projects were sealed and files were closed after
adoptions, a child would not have his/her name or tribal identity anymore, with
their birth certificate altered and falsified. Tribal membership might exist
for some adoptees on paper but with secrecy and sealed files, the adult adoptee
would never know or be able to find out. It appears that was the plan. Until
adoption records are opened and Native adoptees know their family name and
tribe, a crime is still being committed.
adoptees do return to their tribes, some find rejection. Why? Adoption changed
us. We do not know our language or know our history or culture because adoption
erased it. That is not an adoptees fault yet no one is ever charged with the
crime of forced assimilation via closed adoption?
there are non-Indians lobbying to end the Indian Child Welfare Act. This group
of non-Indians feels they will be better parents to Indian children. They want
no restrictions in order to adopt Indian children. Their attempt to change
federal law must not happen. Indians must stand together to prevent this group
from the only law that protects children from the Adoption Mafia.
(I will be on Jay Winter Night Wolf's
Radio Program on Nov. 30, at 7 pm (Eastern Time). Listen in at http://www.wpfwfm.org)
Canada's Residential Schools
The religious organizations that operated the schools — the Anglican Church of Canada, Presbyterian Church in Canada, United Church of Canada, Jesuits of English Canada and some Catholic groups — in 2015 expressed regret
for the “well-documented” abuses. The Catholic Church has never offered an official apology, something that Trudeau and others have repeatedly called for.
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I just found out through my newly-found father that we are part Comanche through his mother, my grandmother. If that is the case, I want my ICWA rights! Oh ya, that's right, I was born in 1969 before ICWA was enacted.ReplyDelete