Friday, January 23, 2009


This article alerted me to the problems of the bills, SB 280 and SB 303. Indiana Open and the AAC were working together to attempt to get a clean bill in the state of Indiana. I had planted the seed of adoptee access in Senator Miller's ear approximately a year ago because she responded to an email that was hopeful. Her biggest concern was that adoptee access will cause more abortions.

She had submitted SB 303 with the promise to our legislative liason that Indiana Open and the AAC would be included on any testimony. Sadly she never followed through. She met with them and then stated that she would speak with Kirsh and Kirsh. Without telling us, she and Senator Lubbers merged their bills without any further contact with us. According to the article, Kirsh and Kirsh became actively involved in the process.

The result is very horrible. It hurts adoption. It hurts natural parents. It hurts adoptive parents. Most importantly it hurts adoptees. Adoptees are the most important part of adoption. Adoption is supposed to be in our best interests. However with these bills, this is not the case. It is anti adoptee all the way to Kirsh and Kirsh's pocketbook. Kirsh and Kirsh are also members of the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys which is notoriously against adoptee access and for anything that makes their jobs quicker and more profitable. According to this blog report, Kirsh and Kirsh report doing 155 adoptions a year. At the average cost of $25,000 per adoption, that totals up to $3.8 plus million dollars. It sounds like they are throwing their wealth around to get what they want.

Kirsh and Kirsh want this bill to become law so that Indiana will become like Utah. Utah is known for its corruption. It uses its religion to force young men and women to relinquish their children. Indiana already has a case where that has happened. Brynden Ayre is a graduate student at Indiana University. He was dating a woman who had two children. She did not want a third child. She had threatened to dump their child in Indiana. He acted quickly and put his name on the putative registry. She jumped state to Texas. He did the same thing again. She encountered Adoption Services Associates who later introduced his girlfriend to Jenna Lee Ryan of her home based premium choice snowflake business. Jenna Lee Ryan shipped her to Utah with the Adoption Center of Choice. He got an attorney in preparation for a battle but this attorney was an American Academy of Adoption Attorneys member. This attorney then saw to it that he did not file on the putative registry in time. He is now appealling his case. There are two other fathers fighting this to the Supreme Courts in Utah with this same agency, Cody O'Dea and Joshua Simmerson.

Kirsh and Kirsh are however not good attorneys. The rumor on the adoption underground is that they are very corrupt. I have found two cases where they have tried to violate the father's right to parent their own child. With one father, they even went too far. The adoptive parents in one case backed out. Kirsh and Kirsh went and got another set of adoptive parents to complete the adoption. Fortunately they lost the case. There are others out there though. I have read them.

So for those reading today Please contact these legislators and tell them to VOTE NOTE ON SB 280 AND SB 303.

A Call to Action

I am asking adoptees, first mothers and adoptive mothers to help defeat a bill in Indiana. It is SB 280 which will be merged with SB 303. The senator that we were working with has decided to go behind our backs and not go along with a clean adoptee rights bill. The bad part is that she, Senator Lubbers and Kirsh/Kirsh Adoption attorneys have been working together to make Indiana like Utah. They are seeking to remove the ICPC regulations from incoming mothers. So if an Ohio Mother relinquishes in Indiana, she no longer has to follow Ohio laws in regard ICPC. This will hurt father's rights. It encourages women to jump states where she might be more vulnerable.

Please write the legislators in Indiana and tell them NO to SB 280 and SB 303.

You can send emails through this website. Copy and paste your email to all these legislators. Tell them we do not want fathers to have their rights violated. We do not want women who will be vulnerable in the state of Indiana. We do not want a reinforcement registry.


Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Updates are being posted.

It seems that Indiana is going to be a battle ground for abortion issues. Adoptee rights are squeezed in the middle of it. All I can do is hope and pray. I am also not stupid either. I know how messy and complicated that abortion and adoption can be. I wish these legislators would realize that adoption is not the panacea for abortion. That is however possibly too complicated for some folks to realize.

You can check at the following for updates.


Both sites will have review of the bills and the updates with those bills being presented. Its just a little more sweatin' time. Maybe we shall pull this off.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

What is the point of this article?

I was reading this article today. I am still not clear if it even has anything to do with adoption. It concerns an adoptee. They even published his natural parents' names. Again what was the point of it? It doesn't make sense to me.

The author discusses Steve Jobs, Apple's Chief Executive Officer. Okay I understand he is big in the music, film and computer industries. That makes him important enough to write about. I get that. So what again about him being an adoptee has to do with anything? They discuss his life at home, previous marriage, and then his history with the Apple company.

They throw in this for the article:

"Jobs has led a complex life. He was given up by his birth mother, a "young, unwed college student", for adoption by a university-educated couple - except that Paul and Clara Jobs weren't graduates, a fact that almost derailed the adoption. Jobs senior was a machinist for a laser manufacturer. "

Its this part that blows me away completely:

"Born 24 February 1955.

Family Joanne Carole Schieble and Abdulfattah Jandali, of Syria - students. Adopted by Paul and Clara Jobs.

Education Reed College in Portland, Oregon, for one term but dropped out - but attended some classes, including calligraphy which he later said was key to Macintosh's use of typefaces.

Career 1970-1 worked after high school at Hewlett-Packard, meeting Steve Wozniak with whom he founded Apple in 1976. Founded NeXT Computer after being ejected from Apple in boardroom row in 1985. NeXT bought by Apple in 1997 and Jobs returned as interim and then full-time CEO.

Health Jobs had operation to remove neuroendocrine tumours from pancreas in 2004. Took two months off."

Why does it matter if he was adopted? This article sounds like it is a total jab at a man who is taking time for an illness. His private life is really no one's business. His adoption is really no one's business. If this were a business article, adoption definitely has no purpose in it. The portion about the family should have been about his current family situation. It should not have been about his birth status. Is the purpose of this article to humiliate him in some fashion because of his adoption status/position? If that is the case, it failed horribly. It looks bad on the author himself.