Category Archives: Human Trafficking

Parenting African Heathens is Super Hard

Parenting African Heathens is Super Hard

Parenting African heathens is super hard. A couple, the Barbours of Pennsylvania*, were so overwhelmed by it that they abused their children, but only the ones they’d adopted from Ethiopia. They beat and starved them, causing seizures from head trauma in one and malnutrition in the other. Well, their trial has officially ended. Did you guessContinue Reading

Thoughts on Telling Stories — Branding? Exploiting? Validating? Healing?

Thoughts on Telling Stories — Branding? Exploiting? Validating? Healing?

I’ve gone through and edited and/or privatized a good portion of my blog. I am worried, you see, about turning my family into a brand, about exploiting them and their stories to entice readers and clicks so that I can fulfill my dream of being a paid writer. I started this blog to chronicle our journey of home learning,Continue Reading

Adoption Laws in Haiti

Adoption Laws in Haiti

Strict regulations have been placed upon international adoptions of Haitian children post-earthquake. Prospective adoptive parents who are mid-process complain that these laws most affect children who are truly orphaned, with both parents deceased, or orphaned by abandonment (“Abandonment” is a common phrase attached to current adoptions in Haiti that is almost absurd. “Abandonment” implies choice.Continue Reading

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