Multiple Organizations: One Purpose

So a new organization has come on the radar of the adoption reform movement.   The Coalition Against the Misuse of ICWA otherwise known as CAMI.   First they have a Facebook page and now a webpage.

Their webpage is particularly telling as it finally gives us a list of the founding members.

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Read line number four.   Home Forever, that is right.   Johnston Moore who only recently commented on this blog:

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So in October Home Forever had no official stance and now it does?    Why the sudden change of heart?

It is very telling that neither this nor his cofounding of the Coalition for the Protection of Indian Children and Families (CPICF) is mentioned on the Facebook page.   In addition his work with this “CAMI” isn’t mentioned either.

Also behind the scenes on this if you view the source on the CAMI webpage is this gem.

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Jessica Munday?   This gets better and better.

Those in the know remember Mrs. Munday from both her tireless work on the Veronica case and her tireless lies on the Sonya case.   In addition, she co founded the aforementioned CPICF.

Her twitter has also ramped up again with retweeting key players from both cases.

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First off, Bonnie Cleaveland complaining about being blocked by NICWA is PRICELESS.   Why?   Because a lot of people banned from posting on the CAICW page were mysteriously blocked without posting a single thing on the new Facebook page!   This makes me think Lisa Morris is in this woodpile SOMEWHERE but we haven’t proven it yet.

So here is the thing – it’s suspicious as it is with the crossover between CAICW and CPICF – why would Lisa Morris need to be in TWO organizations for the same thing, in fact to found two organizations.   Now, Johnston Moore is also doing the same thing – two organizations that he helped to found.   And why is Jessica Munday involved?  Who is paying her?

With the exception of Home Forever, each of the other organizations is made of people who profit from adoption.   Let that sink in for a moment, they profit from the breakup of families and the formation of new ones.   Many of the attorneys in these organizations are ones that know how to manipulate the law in order to get a product to sell.   Let’s be honest – private adoption is a money sink – price listings for babies at agencies and medicare fraud.  Native children are an easy sell, light enough to not be too different but different enough to be exotic.

I will argue that ICWA isn’t harming kids it is when ICWA isn’t followed that it IS harming kids.   Its when attorneys try to circumvent the law that it hurts kids.

Kids have a right to be with their families period.   Multiracial kids need access to all of their culture.   Both sides and all of it.

So follow the money and find where it leads.

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Congratulations Sonya McCaul!

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Today we celebrate.   We celebrate that Sonya McCaul is no longer a foster child, no longer in DCS custody, instead as soon as the order is finalized, she is in full custody of her father.    The person that she loves with all her heart.   The daddy that has fought for her since this nightmare began.   The father that has protected her privacy.

Someone asked earlier how I could defend this case with a “career criminal” ethically.

It’s easy for me.   First is the fact that the truth has rarely come out of the Hodgins camp – there is one blog in particular that seems to put out the nastiest unsupported rumors and yet supported by those who claim to be Christians.   This is inexcusable.    At the first amount of dishonesty people should’ve stepped back.   Case in point?  Timelines, restraining order, transition, etc…

The blog in particular?  It brings to mind so much of what was going on during the Veronica case where one man in particular that is employed in IT by Trio took great joy in  finding anyone with the name of Dusten Brown, even if the spelling wasn’t alike and attributing all wrongdoing to Veronica’s birth father.

Then there were the so called admissions gleefully published by Bonnie Cleaveland.   Why haven’t I addressed them?

Because they have no bearing.   The questions were written to trip John McCaul up during the defamation case and as he had not gone to a deposition due to a certain amount of miscommunication between attorneys.   The judge granted that those questions all be answered yes and put into evidence.   Contrary to what Dr. Cleaveland says, these were  NOT answered by John McCaul himself.   In addition, these were only to be used in the defamation case – incidentally which can be refiled at the very least against Trio Solutions and Jessica Munday.

These sorts of things and the encouragment of people to lie and stalk make me very disinclined to support them.   I should never have heard of Sonya’s case.   EVER.   Period.   She has a right to privacy.    A right that the Hodgins violated by putting her on THREE national television shows.  Incidentally also breaking the law as well as the contract that they signed.

What else broke the contract?   Filing to terminate John’s rights and to adopt Sonya.   Had this been a typical foster to adopt case with all of the i’s dotted and the t’s crossed this would not have happened.    BUT this wasn’t, this was two people attempting to circumvent the law.

Finally though is the scripture 1 Corinthians 6:9-11:  (Again, The Message, as I LOVE the language used)  9-11 Don’t you realize that this is not the way to live? Unjust people who don’t care about God will not be joining in his kingdom. Those who use and abuse each other, use and abuse sex, use and abuse the earth and everything in it, don’t qualify as citizens in God’s kingdom. A number of you know from experience what I’m talking about, for not so long ago you were on that list. Since then, you’ve been cleaned up and given a fresh start by Jesus, our Master, our Messiah, and by our God present in us, the Spirit.

John McCaul has cleaned up his life.   The last arrest was NOT a violent crime but rather one of what I would say more or less was carelessness.   You may not agree with his parenting choices but parenting choices are NOT a reason to loose parental rights over.   I have every respect that this man against odds that would have defeated many STILL GOT HIS DAUGHTER BACK.

Guess what?  Paul was a murderer.   Let’s be plain and simple there.   And you know what else?   God used him mightily.    He wrote the scriptures that you would use to condemn John McCaul.

Sonya loves her daddy.   Sonya wants to stay with her daddy.   He has been under constant scrutiny and still managed to rise above it and to protect her privacy, something the Hodgins can’t be bothered doing.    In the end, I can’t support people who again and again have been proven to lie.

In the end though, today is about Sonya McCaul!   Strong Sonya, Brave Sonya and today HAPPY SONYA!

Congratulations Girl, make new memories with your family!

Hypocrisy as Tall as the Sky

Or subtitled the woman who wants to make her image from diagnosing children that she has never met.

Enter Dr. Bonnie Cleaveland, BS in Psychology and PHd not in Psychology but in Philosophy.   Even scarier?   She’s a “specialist” in anxiety disorders.    This according to her linked in page – https://www.linkedin.com/pub/bonnie-cleaveland/a/520/b14

So how does a Charleston, SC become an advocate for children?   She produces a blog called “Tall as The Sky” dedicated only to dissing both the Veronica case and the Sonya case for their handling of transitions.   In both cases, she ignores the fact that the so called adoptive parents did not follow a plan.

Let’s start by this – the Sonya case.  

The transition plan by DCS has already been WELL ESTABLISHED, the only people who frankly deny that there was a transition are the Hodgins – every other person in this case from DCS to Judge Jackson to the McCauls have agreed that there was a plan for Sonya’s gradual reunification with her family – in fact Judge Jackson reminded them in open court this week that there she was NEVER AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION.   In fact, the restraining order is dated August 31, 2012, the one where the Hodgins restrained DCS from removing Sonya because they were NOT FOLLOWING the transition plan.    

So what is the judge supposed to do when this is occurring?   Just let them keep flaunting the law and then claim “but we’re the only family she knows” or just have to make the difficult and traumatic decision to say that enough is ENOUGH. 

Yes, obviously transition is best but if one set of parents are not cooperating with it, then what is supposed to happen?    

On Veronica – 

There was REALLY no excuse for this transition on the part of the Capobiancos – they knew that this was coming, they had known of the possibility for quite a bit of time that Veronica was to go to her father.

So the question is what did they do about it?   IF they truly cared about the child, even if they thought they would keep her, they were claiming an “open adoption” so why didn’t they invite Dusten Brown to visit his daughter and to get to know her?   No, there was no court order, but as a so called Developmental Specialist she SHOULD HAVE KNOWN BETTER.

Why is there no blame on these so called adoptive parents?   And why is there never considered trauma for removing a child from her biological family?

So here’s a rundown on child trauma according to Bonnie Cleaveland as proven by her insertion into two cases and her letters for both Sonya and Veronica.

At birth it is not too traumatic to remove a child from her family (Veronica removed from her mother)

However at four months it is (Veronica removed from Capobiancos)

It does seem that one year old is the sweet spot where you can remove a child from a family without trauma (Sonya’s removal from HER father)

And at two years old it is (Veronica removed from Capobiancos) – and her picture should be spread all over the media to prove it.

Meanwhile at four years old removing a child from the only family she remembers is not traumatic at all, in fact it is encouraged and to be celebrated (Veronica from her father Dusten Brown)

At nine and a half, it is so traumatic that it is like a death in the family, it should be publicized, her picture should be put everywhere and her private foster care records should be placed on TV.   OH and NATIONAL fundraisers with her picture all over them are fine and to be supported.   Meanwhile a small local fundraiser to help a ten year old’s father pay for legal fees is met with this comment.   

(All of this of course is without meeting the child at all)

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This does of course show what she doesn’t know.    Attorneys are EXPENSIVE – if this had just been a normal dependency case then it wouldn’t be an issue as DCS is cooperative to reunification.    This is NOT a normal dependency case however, this is a case where legal strangers are fighting a fit father for his child for no reason other than they think that they will be better parents.   

Other differences, no celebrities, no pictures of his daughter posted, just a small local pancake breakfast to help with the legal fees to keep his daughter where she belongs.

And no national publicity either – unlike the GoFundMe produced by the Hodgins or the fundraiser with the cast of Nashville and the Silent Auction.

It reminds me of a nasty facebook site entitled “KeepVeronicaHome” which is set up for keeping Veronica with the Capobiancos – and their yelling about ONE FUNDRAISER- as opposed to the DOZENS set up by the Capobiancos.   One fundraiser set up by a friend of Dusten Brown’s.

Does anyone see a pattern yet?   

These people sicken me.    So many that are supporting making children orphans in the name of Christ.   

So advocating for children or Hypocrisy as Tall as the Sky?

Foster Parenting and Privacy of Children

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This was posted yesterday on Tennessee DCS website.   I’ll pull out the caliber of replies momentarily, one in particular I’ll call out by name.

Why hasn’t Tennessee stepped in already?   Why is this child being deliberately lied about in the media and the state who is supposed to be protecting her privacy and keeping her safe is going ahead and seemingly ignoring it.

The Hodgins are detrimental to Sonya – her GAL has already said so.    Sonya has stated through the GAL that she doesn’t want to go back and a good deal of that is because the Hodgins have done this to her.

I haven’t been able to watch the View segment yesterday.   Troy Dunn makes me nauseous.

What’s worse are all these people saying they are speaking for this child and yet they are dragging her name and her family’s name through dirt.   Calling the father who loves her the most horrible names and claiming it’s all truth and all right.   There are so many things that may have started as truth but has become a general rumor weed.    (Veggie Tales reference for those who don’t know it)

Today on twitter I found this beautiful gem.

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Now there are a few problems here – the least of which is that her timeline is so screwed up its not even funny.       (the typos I can almost forgive)   But read about the Tweet, Share, Social Network…

This is a CHILD.   A TEN YEAR OLD CHILD who has had a rough time, from all accounts she is now coping and even thriving in her new environment, but she’s not going to be allowed to just let stay where she is.    And the justifications?   They are horrible.   Releasing information about a foster child like this is at the very least a misdemeanor and at most a felony.   Ironic isn’t it?   They are yelling about John McCaul being a felon while they are committing a felony themselves.

Most disturbingly is a so called child psychologist that they are allowing to speak for them, much as the Capobiancos allowed her to speak for them.   Bonnie Cleaveland has been all over social media about this case, and while I initially thought she meant well, she too is exhibiting the classic “The ends justify the means” mentality with this little clip on the Tennessee DCS Facebook page.

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This is a child psychologist, a mental health professional and she is trying to cover for a set of foster parents committing GROSS violations of foster care rules.   No matter the facts, she over and over again has argued that even if a child was obtained under questionable circumstances they should remain with that family for their own good.

No one blames the Hodgins.   When it came out that Sonya’s teacher had asked about how she was due to the media spotlight (Anderson Cooper 360) there was an outcry against the teacher, despite the fact that THEIR MEDIA SPOTLIGHT is the one that put this situation where it was.

Other fun clips that are hereby saved for the internet as long as it lasts.

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Jessica Munday showing her usual PR spin on facts.   She can be refiled on for defamation.  I hope that happens sooner rather than later.

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Then just a classic ends justify the means post.

It reminds me of a small child caught with their hand in the cookie jar that they are not supposed to be in.   They get caught and now they’re telling the reasons why what they are doing is right.

Isaiah 5:20 – God’s Word Translation:   How horrible it will be for those who call evil good and good evil, who turn darkness into light and light into darkness, who turn what is bitter into something sweet and what is sweet into something bitter.

I guarantee, at least in my church, that if John McCaul left his testimony at a church then everyone would be excited, clapping and applauding and thanking God that he had turned his life around and gotten his beloved daughter back.

And yet so called Christians are pulling this GARBAGE.   I’m beyond furious at this.  Hopefully Tennessee DCS will step in and do the right thing and put everyone under a gag order.

And that goes double for Jessica Munday and Brad Caricofe who posted THIS on Facebook yesterday.

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I figured he’d be coming back.     And frankly he seems to be bragging he’s above the law.

I’m sick of it.   They have no morals and no ethics, this has been proven time and time again.

A Christian isn’t this.   It isn’t any of this.   I don’t know if Brad C or Jessica M claim to be Christians but many involved in this case do.

So I ask you this?   What Would Jesus Do?   Would he create an orphan for selfish reasons?

I don’t think so.