Kidnapping Is Legal in Utah

Utah essentially allows adoption professionals and immoral adoptive couples to kidnap babies from their fathers. When you read an article about a birth father who has lost his child, it’s almost always out of Utah. Colby Nielsen had his daughter taken from him on 11/18. He’s on the child’s birth certificate, and the child was in … Continue reading


The SB277 referendum did not make the November 2016 ballot. That means that SB277 will be implemented by July 2016. Cassie cannot go to Transitional Kindergarten. We thought about keeping her in preschool for another year, but there are two problems with that: We don’t want her to stay in preschool for another year. We … Continue reading

Meanwhile, at

I have a big, life-changing news post to write, but right now, I’m just going to provide links to the article I wrote this month. It is very, very good! 9 Tips for Being Respectful to All Members of the Adoption Triad on Social Media  


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My 1-Hour Referendum Signature Adventure

For reasons I don’t feel like getting into, I have not been volunteering to get signatures for the referendum against SB277. My Facebook profile picture, however, is this: Jackson’s school finally created an all-school Facebook group, which I joined immediately upon learning about it. I think I was one of the first 10 members. One … Continue reading

Racism and Health Care

 (Originally published on, Transracial/Transcultural Adoption, October 27th, 2009) I’ve been following the health care reform bills, though I can’t say I’m keeping track of the minute-to-minute changes. Personally, I support a strong public option that ensures that all Americans have access to good health care. What does this have to do with transracial adoption? My … Continue reading

Calling a Spade a Spade

(Originally published at, Transracial / Transcultural Adoption, November 30th, 2009) At the end of October, the article “Pregnant Woman Requests All White Delivery Staff” caught my eye. After reading it, I knew I had to blog about it. Not for the content of the article – I mean, come on, Racism Exists in America, News … Continue reading

Letter to Governor Jerry Brown, Re: SB277

Letter to Governor Jerry Brown, Re: SB277

Dear Governor Brown, I’m sure you’re receiving thousands of letters in opposition to SB277. These are two more to add to your pile – one from my son and one from my husband and me. I’ll begin by summarizing this letter’s points: Medical decisions belong in the hands of parents and health care providers, not … Continue reading