Banished Babies

Is the title given to this portal dedicated to exposing facts, as well as to putting the pieces of the puzzle together about what has been one of the most devastating crimes throughout history and still occurring today: child sexual abuse, the use of children as a free labor source, illegal adoptions, child trafficking for illicit purposes like selling their organs and prostitution, child pornography and many other abuses committed to the innocent ones.

What is most devastating is that this type of human exploitation stems from the fatal mixture of Religion & Governments, which have failed to respond effectively in supporting the victims and bringing the abusers to justice for the just fact that they are under the support of the Vatican. The orchestrated action of these two has led to a long history of abuse and neglect against humanity, righteousness and justice to the people of all nations. Imagine the impact this has had on the lives of these children who were not only stolen from their homelands, but also taken from the care and love of those who were supposed to protect them and give them shelter, education and respect as human beings.

AN APOLOGY IS NOT ENOUGH! In the name of all the victims worldwide, The Protect your Children Foundation and "Growing in Grace International Ministry", we demand bringing to justice for all of the horrendous acts committed by religion and the governments who must give count for all the abuse and neglect.

The Baby Scoop Era: Women Forced to Give Up Their Babies

Tuesday, 28 June 2011

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My dear friend and adoptee, Celeste Billhartz, had a lovely article about her work in a recent article on the Akron Beacon Journal’s Ohio.com. Celeste is the author and performer of The Mother’s Project, multi media tribute to the Mother’s who have relinquished children to adoption. It’s an amazing and deeply moving, heartfelt moment when Celeste reads one of her poems or songs, as her compassion and true empathy and sorrow draw you in. She understands the mothers of the Baby Scoop Era so well as she was as a baby a product of this machine.
Ann Fessler who authored “The Girls Who Went Away: The Hidden History of Women Who Surrendered Children for Adoption in the Decades Before Roe V. Wade” is, by nature, a multi-media artist, and like Celeste, Ann, was also an infant adopted during the Baby Scoop Era. Also like Celeste, Ann traveled around the country, finding and talking to the women who had been forced to give up their children to adoption during the Baby Scoop Era. For anyone who is going to have adoption in their lives, then this book is a must read for them to understand the very foundation from which modern adoption is built on.
Both Women are truly amazing to be around. Both The Mother’s Project and TGWWA are strong in a truthful message that adoption is not all what it seems. It’s not always a good thing at all and often, when you hear these stories, we have to admit that some things were very, very wrong.

The Baby Scoop Era Was a Dark Time for Adoption
Usually define as the period post WWII spanning until Roe vs. Wade, the Baby Scoop Era produced almost 5 million adoptees. Go to any adoption related event and you will see them all. It seems like everyone you meet is from 1964, or ’67, or ’68. Mothers, fathers and the now adult adoptees, sometimes, together, sometimes apart, but so many from the sixties alone; it’s remarkable. One study reported that 1 of every 40 children under 18 years in the United States is adopted (Kreider, 2003)and the number of American domestic infant adoption birthmothers is somewhere around 10 million. Though officially over in the early seventies, I personally know Mother’s as late as 1980 and 1986 who were treated with true lack of choice and coercion, not unlike the mother’s of the defined Baby Scoop Era.

The Central theme in the BSE, is the use of shame, lies, and outright fraud used by most religious or charitable maternity homes of Post War America. Bottom line was that if you were a blue collar or above, white “nice” girl from the shiny new suburbs, and you got yourself pregnant, then either you were getting married real fast and might never live it down, or you went away. In 1970, for instance, 80 percent of the infants born to single mothers were placed for adoption and it’s not because these girls wanted to. It’s because, by the end of World War II, the adoption industry in America had all their ducks in a row. It was considered one’s “patriotic duty” to reproduce and create greater numbers of free American’s to combat the numbers born in communist Russia and China. The American dream was in full force, creating the suburban sprawl and the perfect family values we now hold dear. Coupled by war wounds and just general infertility as suffered by women, being “barren” and unable to produce the requisite 2.5 children was seen as a social flaw, but not openly addressed.
Before the Baby Scoop Era, women who succumbed to love and found their fertility to be an enemy, had little hope of finding home nor employment and turned to various charitable organizations in desperate need of help. Some of these homes, such as the Florence Crittendon Homes, had ethical beginnings, housing and caring for women and children together until they were able to move on. They gave them support and medical care, parenting and job placement, but changed their focus as society’s and various “professionals” views were redirected.

Social Workers Experiment with Adoption
Newly embracing the study of the human mind, social work become a true profession and many a social worker thought themselves more knowledgeable and infiltrated the maternity homes which were dens of social woes waiting to be “corrected.” With Freud as their guide, a woman who dared to exercise her sexuality was seen as “immoral” and deviant in mental nature. Rather than helping mothers and children, the shift began to move to the realm of punishment:

“Unwed mothers should be punished and they should be punished by taking their children away.”—Dr. Marion Hilliard of Women’s College Hospital, Daily Telegraph, (Toronto, November 1956)
The stereotypical story of the girl who goes off to “visit her aunt” in the middle of junior year and comes home to whispers, is hauntingly accurately true. We all know that girl or, if too young, know someone that did. I always found it amusing when people would criticize the methodology of Fessler’s work by accusing her of only picking the mother’s who regret the relinquishment of their babies, but as I have heard Ann say, “If I had found some mother’s with a different story I would have told it. I never found any.” Sadly, in my almost ten years of being involved in the adoption arena, my experience is sadly the same. Most mothers I meet are regretful that they lost their children to adoption and most mothers’ from the Baby Scoop Era were forced.
In the Baby Scoop Era, mothers were shamed into surrendering their children if born out of wedlock and given no choice at all.
“Illegitimacy is taboo in our society. A child born out of wedlock carries a stigma for life, while his unwed mother is often treated as a social outcast—an irresponsible, sexual delinquent who must be forced into seclusion as punishment for her flagrant violation of our most sacred principles.”
Forced by their own families into maternity homes, ostracized by society, denied employment and a place to live, mothers signed away their children because they were “bad girls.” There was no redemption, just secrecy and false stories “moving on” and “getting over it”. What the professionals thought about adoption at that time was wrong. What they believed was truth for child rearing, child abuse, most diseases, addiction, wife beating, and rape was wrong, too. Adoption during the Baby Scoop Era was Pop Psychology results in a social experiment gone wrong.

The Baby Scoop Era and Today’s Adoption
Personally, I am sure that this is one of the main reasons the agencies lobby so hard to continue sealed records. If adoptees have access to their OBC and wish to find their birthmothers, there is a good chance that the story that mother tells is much closer to one you would hear from Celeste at TMP rather than the vanilla version reported down from the adoption agency file.

I think they fear the sheer numbers who will tell their stories and realize that there was a great miscarriage of justice. The adoption agencies know that they have secrets and lies to cover up, and open records would expose the truth. Don’t people have the right to the truth? It might not be about you, but it is because you have a stake about what it means to be involved in adoption.
I think we have to do more than just say “well, adoption is different now” and try not to see the dark side of adoption as shown by the Baby Scoop Era. It not only was very real and caused much unnecessary heartache, but also shaped current adoption practices today. After many years of making substantial monetary benefits from the practice of adoption, the decline in the number of relinquishments caused these now long established agencies to examine adoption and repackage the message. Studies were conducted on Baby Scoop Era mothers and the results of those studies were used to help redefine how the public views adoption.
Studies like such continue into “modern adoption.” Also using Mothers who had previously surrendered A well know public research marketing group advertised for mothers to come forth for research from Texas and Chicago areas. They paid fifty-one mothers $100 each. Mothers did not know what they were being question for or who the final “client” was. They report being blindfolded the whole time, making them relive the trauma of their experiences so that the researchers could:
“take an inside look at the psychological pressures that come to bear when a women decides how to address the painful question of abortion, adoption, or motherhood … and understand more about how the counseling process can affect women’s choices as they decide their futures.”
The results of this research became the grand NCFA publication, Birthmother, GoodMother: The Heroic Story of her Redemption. The findings conclude that:
“After working through their fears and conflicts, birthmothers choose adoption because they believe that it is best for their children. They realize that adoption is not abandonment; it is a loving, responsible act. By choosing what is best for their children, birthmothers see themselves as good mothers. Instead of feeling like bad mothers for abandoning children or “giving them away,” they now begin to see that placing their children with loving couples is what it means for them to be good mothers. They redeem themselves, transforming their mistakes into positive outcomes. Adoption allows them to recover their self-esteem, restore their identity, and renew their dreams and goals.”

I don’t know. That still sounds like social engineering to me.
Understanding the Baby Scoop Era Means Understanding US Adoption
No matter how much we want adoption to be ethical and right, we cannot achieve that until we see what is dark and wrong. You can’t fix something if you refuse to see that it can still be broken. What’s more, you can’t truly fix what has been broken until we acknowledge that people have been wronged. It can’t be denied in existence, or dismissed in its importance, nor ignored as an influence. You are here, you are involved in adoption in some way or thinking about it, this is the history, this is the heritage.

This is the Baby Scoop Era and it is your story too.
When not found ranting about life as a birthmother for over twenty years on her blog, Claudia longs to attend adoption related confences where she can talk about adoption for days at a time.

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A partial list of institutions from which Orphan Train children came

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Beginning in 1854, religious charitable institutions in New York City began sending orphans on trains to the west to sell them to other families. Orphan trains arrived in Kansas between 1867 and 1930, and some 5000-6000 children were placed in Kansas homes alone. In this list you will find some of the names of homes that sent Orphan Train Raiders to the west and that ended up in Kansas. It is very important to keep in mind, that most of these children weren´t actually orphans, a great amount of them were part of the Baby Export Scheme carried by nuns in Ireland, which at the time, would take the babies of Irish unwed mothers and forcevly give them into adoption to American couples, since it was considered a "sin" to have a child out of wedlock in a catholic stigmatized society:

Angel Guardian Home
Association for Befriending Children & Young Girls
Association for Benefit of Colored Orphans
Baby Fold
Baptist Children's Home of Long Island
Bedford Maternity, Inc.
Bellevue Hospital
Bensonhurst Maternity
Berachah Orphanage
Berkshire Farm for boys
Berwind Maternity Clinic
Beth Israel Hospital
Bethany Samaritan Society
Bethleham Lutheran Children's Home
Booth Memorial Hospital
Borough park Maternity Hospital
Brace Memorial Newsboys House
Bronx Maternity Hospital
Brooklyn Benevolent Society
Brooklyn Hebrew Orphan Asylum
Brooklyn Home for Children
Brooklyn Hospital
Brooklyn Industrial lSchool
Brooklyn Maternity Hospital
Brooklyn Nursery & Infants Hospital
Brookwood Child Care
Catholic Child Care Society
Cathollic Committee for Refugees
Catholic Guardian Society
Catholic Home Bureau
Child Welfare League of America
Children's Aid Society
Children's Haven
Children's Village, Inc.
Church Mission of Help
Colored Orphan Asylum
Convent of Mercy
Dana House
Door of Hope
Duval Collage for Infant Children
Edenwald School for Boys
Erlanger Home
Euphrasian Residence
Family Reception Center
Fellowship House for boys
Ferguson House
Five Points House of Industry
Florence Crittendon League
Goodhue Home
Grace Hospital
Graham Windham Services
Greer-Woodycrest Children's Services
Guardian Angel Home
Guild of the Infant Savior
Hale House for Infants, Inc.
Half-Orphan Asylum
Harman Home for Children
Heartsease Home
Hebrew Orphan Asylum
Hebrew Sheltering Guardian Society
Holy Angels' School
Home for Destitute Children
Home for Destitute Children of Seamen
Home for Friendless Women and Children
Hopewell Society of Brooklyn
House of the Good Shepherd
House of Mercy
House of Refuge
Howard Mission & Home for Little Wanderers
Infant Asylum
Infants' Home of Brooklyn
Institution of Mercy
Jewish Board of Guardians
Jewish Protectory & Aid Society
Kallman Home for Children
Little Flower Children's Services
Maternity Center Association
McCloskey School & Home
McMahon Memorial Shelter
Mercy Orphanage
Messiah Home for Children
Methodist Child Welfare Society
Misericordia Hospital
Mission of the Immaculate Virgin
Morrisania City Hospital
Mother Theodore's Memorial Girls' Home
Mothers & Babies Hospital
Mount Siani Hospital
New York Foundling Hospital
New York Home for Friendless Boys
New York House of Refuge
New York Juvenile Asylum
New York Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Children
Ninth St. Day Nursery & Orphans' Home
Orphan Asylum Society of the City of Brooklyn
Orphan House
Ottilie Home for Children

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Children stolen by nuns and priests under the Franco regime

Tuesday, 21 June 2011

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"Franco's stolen babies" push for investigation

Victims of the Franco dictatorship´s practice of taking children from left-wing families and unwed mothers in Spain from the 1940s into the 1980s have begun legal action to demand an investigation. Both parents searching for kidnapped loved ones, and adopted adults keen to find their real parents are involved. This practice was made possible by the cooperation of the catholic church at the time.

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Stories of Trafficked children in Nigeria

Saturday, 18 June 2011

Solomon and Rebecca (not her real name) are two of the longest-staying residents at a shelter for trafficked children in Nigeria's capital, Abuja.

Before they turned 10 years old, they were taken from their homes in Nigeria's south-eastern Abia state on a week-long journey across the Bight of Guinea to Gabon in a canoe.

There, they were put to work on the streets by their "uncles" - neighbours or friends of their parents from their home village.

They had promised to look after them and send them to school, but they were instead subjected to a daily routine of beatings and verbal abuse.

This movement of child labour is common in Nigeria. Last month, 105 children were rescued from the back of a 15-seater minibus as they were being driven to an Islamic school 400km away from their homes in northern Kano state.
My parents believed him because he'd taken my brother to school there - but he tricked them

Rebecca, 13


Last year the authorities rescued 1475 children. Nobody knows the true number of children trafficked, but it may be thousands.


The country's anti-trafficking authority say it is a clear case of abuse. The way the children were packed one on top of another into a tiny bus showed they were being trafficked, they believe.

But the children's parents say they were sending their children out to a traditional Koranic school, known as "Tsangaya", the Hausa word meaning "village" or "traditional".

Promises


Rebecca and Solomon's ordeal began with the promise of going to school.

"My daddy died and my uncle came from Gabon," said Rebecca, 13. "He said he would take me to school in Gabon. My parents believed him because he'd taken my brother to school there. But he tricked them. He brought pictures of my brother in school uniform."

But as soon as they arrived in Gabon her uncle and his wife revealed what was in store for her. She went to work selling sachets of drinking water at traffic lights in town and washing plates at a street kitchen.

Child trafficking
Between 2004 and 2006, NAPTIP returned 757 children to Nigeria from abroad. Last year 1,475 were rescued. Traffickers can get 14 years in jail. Only 12 have so far been prosecuted. Sources: Unicef, Naptip


"If in a day I made 2,000 naira ($17) I told him that was enough to send me to school but he said: 'No more about school,' and he beat me. He used a rope to tie me and sometimes he lifted me up."

She slept in the marketplace and ate scraps of food from the rubbish.

She later worked in their house cleaning and washing. If she made a mistake, she was savagely beaten.

"If I missed a plate, eh! I missed myself. In all the five years I was there, food - I never knew food."
There is no way you can even cry because if you are even pleading for cry you will not get

Solomon, 19


Solomon, who was brought to Gabon three years earlier, has a similar story. He is now 19 years old.

"I kept asking my uncle when he was going to put me into school and then he said if I asked again he would beat me," Solomon said.

Instead he was forced to sell leather on the street. He had to give his "uncle" 3,000 naira ($25) every day. If he did not earn that amount, he was beaten.

Torture

On one occasion he was supposed to give the money to a prostitute his uncle had slept with the night before, but he didn't make enough.

Solomon has no wish to return to his home village

"The man took electric iron, plugged it in and allowed it to over red, and used it on my body. When something is getting difficult like that, there is no way you can even cry because if you are even pleading for cry you will not get."

He ran away but was brought back to the house and beaten again.

Both Rebecca and Solomon escaped by running to the Nigerian embassy in Libreville.

They were rescued four years ago by Wotclef, the Women Trafficking and Child Labour Eradication Foundation, and they have lived in the Abuja shelter since.

They do not want to go home to their villages in Abia state now, as they go to school in Abuja, and have friends there.

Solomon wants to be an artist and musician, Rebecca says she loves maths and wants to be a businesswoman.

"But I won't sell anything. I have done enough selling," she says.

Parents' denials



In Kano, the parents of the 105 rescued in the bus denied their children had been trafficked.

"It is part of the tradition to send children away. We believe they will be less able to be distracted from their studies if they are away from us," one of the parents told journalists when their children were handed back to them by the Emir of Kano, a respected regional leader.

But the National Agency for the Prohibition of Traffic in Persons (Naptip) says it is likely they were being moved south to be used as farm labour in the forthcoming planting season.

The head of a Tsangaya school in Kano agrees.

"It seems suspicious," said Malam Goni Yahuza.

"Parents do send their children away to learn the Koran, but usually there are only around five children to every teacher. Also students don't start past the age of eight, so to have 15-year-olds among them is suspicious.

"I would not sanction what has happened here and parents should be careful. They must provide for their children's needs."

February 2008
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Butterbox Babies

From 1928 to 1945, an adventist minister of the the Seventh Day ran a Maternity Home known as
“Ideal Maternity Home” in Nova Scotia. Later came to light that this minister would make huge amounts of money by taking money form the unwed birth mothers in order to hide from society and give birth to babies which they were forced to give into adoption, but the babies that wouldn´t qualify as "good white stock" would misteriously die and be put in BUTTERBOXES and buried in unmarked graves. Watch trailer >>>


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SHOCKING STATISTICS OF THE MONEY GIVEN TO THE CATHOLIC CHURCH BY THE ITALIAN GOVERNMENT

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We present the shocking statistics of money that the Catholic Church receives, this list denotes money only from Italy.
Below are the links where you will find information in different languages.

Evidence showing corrupt money that bleeds the people and is used to cover up pedophile priests, crimes against humanity.

jh.to/redditi ITALIANO
jh.to/contributions INGLES
jh.to/contribuicao PORTUGUES
jh.to/quota ESPANOL

axel@journalist.com
Canada

Time to stop tolerating the lies & crimes of religion!

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Children endured sexual abuses in St. Michael, Alaska in the hands of priests

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Ethiopia: Commercialization of Children in Orphanages

First Indian Residential School reveals Genocide

Documentary: "UNSEEN TEARS"

Amnesty International Director Confirms Catholic Church Cover-up

Abuse in Irish Catholic-run Mental institutions

Abuse in Irish Industrial Schools run by Christian Brothers

Vatican & Government: Partners in Crimes Against Children

Nuns steal babies and sell in corrupt "adoption" business

End up with Wars - End up with Religion

Catherine Mills banned and victimized by Irish Govt influenced by catholic religion

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Vatican, CIA & Govt in Torture of 100,000 Duplessis Orphans

100,000 Canadian Orphans used as Human Experiments by the Vatican

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