Well, I watched the program tonight. I thought Dan Rather and his team did an excellent job bringing our stories to light. Although in this one he was focused on the BSE, I still think of them as my story too because of the way I was treated. So anyway, glad to see a clerk who worked in two agencies come forward and talk about how records were falsified and of course incredibly thankful for the moms who were interviewed.
Here you can see a couple of the clips from the show if you weren't able to catch it tonight. There are also statements from The National Crittendon Foundation, Salvation Army, National Association of Social Workers and of course Catholic Charities. This is what Catholic Charities had to say....
April 24, 2012
Statement from Rev. Larry Snyder, President of Catholic Charities USA in response to request from “Dan Rather Reports” regarding Adoption Services:
“Catholic Charities agencies have a long history of providing support to birth parents and finding loving homes for children. While some of the personal experiences reported by birth mothers in the 1950s and 1960s are heartbreaking, as the social stigma of being an unwed mother has changed, so have adoption practices. Our practitioners have always utilized the best practices of the day in their dedicated work supporting birth parents and our agencies remain focused on the best interests of the child while supporting birth parents and adoptive parents in their decision making process. “We must not lose track of the tens of thousands of adoptive parents who will be forever grateful to birth parents for the sacrifices they make to ensure that their children’s lives will be filled with the love and opportunity they may otherwise not have received.”
Wow, really? They are great at spin. Of course they take no responsibility at all, according to them it was only about the social stigma. They claim 3 times that they provided support. I say bull. There was no support, no information, coercion, falsified records, dismissal of the mother after the baby's birth and I could go on.
On top of that they say.... “We must not lose track of the tens of thousands of adoptive parents who will be forever grateful to birth parents for the sacrifices they make to ensure that their children’s lives will be filled with the love and opportunity they may otherwise not have received.”
After being used, abused and tossed aside we're supposed to be thinking of how grateful all those adoptive parents are?!? Our children would not have been loved or had any opportunities?! Their lies and arrogance know no bounds.