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A note to Maureen Warren, President/CEO of Children’s Home Society & Family Services (CHSFS)

Originally posted on the Land of Gazillion Adoptees FB page.

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A note to Maureen Warren, President/CEO of Children’s Home Society & Family Services (CHSFS):

The adoption community here in Minnesota is small. People talk.  So, I’ve heard through the grapevine that you’ve been calling various leaders in the adoption community and talking trash about me.  On the one hand, I’m flattered.  My work on Land of Gazillion Adoptees must be getting under your skin.  On the other hand, I’m a little peeved.  Really?  You, the President/CEO of the largest adoption agency in MN, use these types of tactics?  Don’t you have better things to do?

As I’ve done through LGA, engage me (and other adoptees) publicly rather than resorting to ridiculous high school behavior.

I have an idea, Maureen. How about a public forum in which we invite the MN adoption community and you and I talk about constructive adoption issues.  You have my contact info, and I’m ready to talk with you in a public setting anytime.

– Kevin Ost-Vollmers/Land of Gazillion Adoptees

5 Comments on A note to Maureen Warren, President/CEO of Children’s Home Society & Family Services (CHSFS)

  1. ‘fear and loathing’ live hey? You must be doing something right!

  2. Be sure to let us know if the forum happens 🙂

    • Margie, thanks for the comment. I certainly will, but I don’t see it happening any time soon. Adoption agencies rarely engage adoptees who question adoption as a practice. To do so, in their minds, would legitimize folks like me. Trust me. I “fondly” recall meetings at CHSFS in which we discussed how to ignore and marginalize “angry adoptees.” Again, I’ve been open about my past role in marginalizing “my people” who question the traditional adoption narrative. To make up for past mistakes, I’m doing my small part in getting a variety of adoptee voices out into the universe and, if I see BS, such as what Maureen Warren did/is doing, I’ll call BS out.

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