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Part 1, “Minnesota adoptees, your time is now”: My thoughts on Lutheran Social Services of Minnesota (LSS) taking over the management of Children’s Home Society & Family Services (CHSFS)

Of course I have opinions about the “merger” of Lutheran Social Services of Minnesota (LSS) and Children’s Home Society & Family Services (CHSFS) (especially since the latter agency attempted to pull one over on me after I offered help).  Sure the news was a bit surprising, but, similar to a number of other adoptees, it made sense.  I’ll chat more about this idea soon.  In the meantime, I would like to send a message to Minnesota adoptees with a little help from El-P, Rage Against the Machine, Muse, and The Chemical Brothers.  Come on MN adoptees, especially those of you who are a part of adoptee nonprofit organizations.  Let’s take full advantage of the opportunities presented to us by the changes in the State’s adoption landscape.

Click on the link below to listen to “Minnesota adoptees, your time is now.”

–>MN Adoptees Your Time Is Now<–

Lyrics

“Adoptees” (loop)

“So you should pump this shit, like they do in the future…”

“Stop. Adoptees you are…” (loop)

“We’re the renegades of this time and age, This is the time and age of renegades, Renegades of this time and age, This is the time and age of renegades…”

“You’ve got to be the best, You’ve got to change the world, And use this chance to be heard, Your time is now…”

“Your time is now…” (loop)

“Minnesota adoptees, your time is now…”

2 Comments on Part 1, “Minnesota adoptees, your time is now”: My thoughts on Lutheran Social Services of Minnesota (LSS) taking over the management of Children’s Home Society & Family Services (CHSFS)

  1. Chad Rancher // June 5, 2012 at 11:04 am // Reply

    As long as PAPs and HAPS believe they are doing God’s work or that they need (and are entitled to) some other woman’s baby by adopting either domestically or internationally, and they, therefore, are willing to pay the outrageous costs of buying that “baby of their dreams,” there will never be justice, fairness, or ethics in the bizarre social experiment called “adoption.” If money can be made, any semblances of ethical, open, and honest adoption practices fly right out the window.

    I’ve read your linked works on the agencies and their agendas, and your insights are very, very good. Adoptive parents pay the salaries of the caseworkers/social workers, lawyers, and counselors, and as long as they do, the agencies do not have a shred of interest in providing post-adoption follow-up services. There is NO MONEY to be made on anything other than the initial “baby-selling” transaction. Where else on the planet can a businessperson sell a “PRODUCT” for $30,000 or more and never have a hand in the entire production process? Face it; the natural mother carries the infant for 9 months, and then goes through painful labor to deliver the “product,” then the baby-brokering businesspeople sell the product for an exorbitant fee. The natural mother is left with NOTHING but a life-time of loss and grief; the adopted out child is left with a life-time of ambiguous loss, disenfranchised grief and wounds that never really heal. There is NO post-placement care or concern on the part of agencies or anyone else!!

    IA does NOTHING to deal with the underlying economic and social conditions which led to the desperate decision made by the natural mother when she was at her most vulnerable. Adoption and its pricing structure exacerbates the situation by causing the country which exports its kids to become dependent on the flow of revenue from the importing countries. When a country’s number one export is its adopted out infants and young children, something is clearly wrong with the picture. It is not Christian, moral or just to allow adoption to continue.

    So, yes, adoptees, your time is NOW!!

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