Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Bring Baby Evelyn Bennett Home

Australians would have no idea about the story I am about to share with you.
Damn - most Americans who are not linked to Adoption Reform have no idea either.
But it is a story that needs to be told - and it is a story that should NEVER be played out again.

(please note that this is a story that is being played out RIGHT NOW - not 30 years ago - but TODAY)

At 17 & pregnant, Stephanie Bennett was introduced to an adoption agency (by her school counselor) who proceeded to advise her to run away from home to another state, have the baby, then sign over the rights to the child then and there.

No - lets talk together with your parents & the father of the child.

No - these are ALL the options that lay before you.

No - real support for a young girl who finds herself in a very terrifying position.

No - let's think of what is in the best interests of the mother and child at all.

These people used their power to coerce a young girl into doing something that would forever change her life - and that of the child - all in the name of supplying a child to a couple unable to have their own.

Has the trafficking in children become so horrific that the RIGHTS of another are completely ignored??

Stephanie's parents, on finding out all that had been done, immediately went to court to demand custody of their grandchild - AND THEY WON.

BUT - the adoption agency refused to return Stephanie Bennett's baby! And the case has been too-ing and fro-ing in the courts ever since.

How the hell can these people sleep at night??

What ever happened to 'IN THE BEST INTERESTS OF THE CHILD'??

They have raped one child (yep - 17 is still considered a child in all cases - except when signing over your parental rights in Ohio, USA) to gain another.

Stephanie and her parents are still fighting in court to have their baby Evelyn returned.

And they need our help.

Please pass this on to all people that you know.
The media have not taken this story up as they should have.
This is the most blatant denial of basic human rights and it's now up to 'people power' to get something done.

The FULL STORY - can be read here.

The PETITION - to return baby Evelyn Bennett home - is here.

The ADOPTION SHOW - listen to Judy Bennett (Stephanie's mum) on the Adoption Show last Sunday night.

The OFFICIAL WEBSITE - donations are needed to help fight.


Please pass this on to everyone that you know.

Baby Evelyn needs to go home. (let this little adoptee be with her mum)

Baby Evelyn turns one today. (you're in my thoughts baby girl)

Baby Evelyn needs to go home.

Other links to blogger's posting about this........ (in no particular order)

Theresa
Julie
Marley
Claud
Nicole
Rebecca
Margie
Gershom
NikkiJo
Amy
Kim
Mia
Angel
Paula
Suz
Erin
Jen
Deborah
Sarah
Jenna
MSP
Andie
Angela
Robin
Adoption Road Kill
Erika
Judy
Abebech
Aislin
Heather

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1 Comments:

Blogger Ungrateful Little Bastard said...

You're right, I'd say most American's who did not see the original article in the newspaper, do not know the story. I would have never heard of it if I hadn't started blogging.

Your colors are VERY pretty.

17/4/07, 9:17 pm  

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