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U.S. GOA Report on Adoption Rehoming

Mirah Riben | Posted 09.17.2016 | Parents
Mirah Riben

Abandoning vulnerable children you have legally committed to protect as your own, forever, to non-vetted strangers who often have proven to be abusive, is one of the worst forms of child cruelty. We need to put some teeth into preventing these atrocities the GOA confirms is still going on.

Is Criminalizing Rehoming the Best Solution?

Mirah Riben | Posted 06.03.2015 | Impact
Mirah Riben

Abandonment of adopted children via rehoming or any other means is reprehensible. It must stop. Threat of punishment is not the means to achieve the goal of keeping children safe.

Flip-Flopping on Adoption: Aussie PM Proposes Shopping for Kids

Mirah Riben | Posted 04.10.2015 | Impact
Mirah Riben

With long waiting lists of Americans vying to adopt, how can sending American children to Australia or elsewhere be seen as anything but the commodification of children for profit?

Preventing Un-Adoption Tragedies

Mirah Riben | Posted 03.05.2015 | Impact
Mirah Riben

Great consideration needs to be given as to whether reducing the stigma of giving up on adopted children would not inadvertently result in encouraging more terminations, turning adoption into a trial and give-back program as if children come with warranties.

SVU Shines a Light on the Horrific Practice of "Rehoming"

Allison Leotta | Posted 04.08.2014 | Entertainment
Allison Leotta

Tonight's SVU did something only this show can: It entertained and riveted, while teaching about a horrifying American problem. In this gut-wrenching ...

I've Adopted You, You're Adorable, Now Behave!

Sarah Hodgson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Sarah Hodgson

Those who urge you to clamp your puppy's mouth shut, throw objects or spray them in the face may mean well, but they are employing cruel, outdated punishments that serve to scare and not instruct your puppy.

Rehoming and a Broken System

John M. Simmons | Posted 11.17.2013 | Parents
John M. Simmons

As adoptive parents, aren't we supposed to be the vanguard for saving children? Aren't we supposed to be the forefront of child protection? Those misconceptions are part of the problem.