Mom charged in adopted daughter’s murder says she ‘wanted her to go away’

Adoptive Mother Charged in Teen's Murder Testifies

DOYLESTOWN, Pa. -- A mother charged in the death of her adopted 14-year-old daughter gave chilling testimony Wednesday in a Pennsylvania courtroom.

Sara Packer took the stand against Jacob Sullivan, 46, smirking as she told jurors that she hated her daughter, Grace, saying "Grace has become, for the lack of a better term, a non-entity. I wanted her to go away."

Pa. woman charged in horrific rape and dismemberment of her adopted daughter had been foster mom to more than 30 kids

PHILADELPHIA — A Pennsylvania woman charged in the rape, murder and dismemberment of her adopted 14-year-old daughter took in 30 foster kids before her then-husband was deemed a sexual predator.

State officials on Friday confirmed that former adoption worker Sara Packer and her ex-husband fostered the children from 2000 to 2010, when they led a transient life in northeast Pennsylvania.

The state's Department of Human Services said it was reviewing the family's history leading up to the torture death of adopted daughter Grace Packer.

Child removal and forced adoption amendments in NSW

Now that the child removal and adoption amendments have passed into law, the government can take any single mothers children and immediately place them for adoption upon the decision of a DOCS or NGO social worker.  Once placed for adoption no family member has any legal recourse to get custody of the child. The child is gone until eighteen years of age.

Aboriginal Kinship placement can be bypassed.

The NSW government has now valued your child, and he or she is worth $37,000 per year to a DOCS or an NGO for someone else to raise.  And the more damaged they are in foster care - the more money they are worth - up to and including $288,000 per year.

  • If you are young, single and pregnant stay close to your support people, as you will be pressured to relinquish at birth.  Know that many who already have are now mourned as they have taken their own lives, some within weeks of giving their baby up (central coast).

Latvia complains to UK parliament over forced adoptions

Letter to speaker centres on case of six-year-old in London removed from her Latvian mother after claims of neglect and says social services breached international law

Latvia’s parliament has formally complained to the House of Commons that children of Latvian descent are being illegally and forcibly adopted by British families.

Ignoring family ties: is it really best for children?

Adoption is the ultimate for of child abuse. While adopters say the child was "Chosen", the child has no say in the matter. Is it any surprise then that the failure rate of adoption is as high as 1 in 4? Or that the suicide rate is very high? Or that there are probably millions of people around the world suffering from a "Primal Wound" and desperate to find out who they are?

Adoption is a selfish act, you take other peoples children to raise as your own on the basis that if they were left with their family, that they might have a bad outcome in life and the almost guarantee them bad outcomes? A judge once said; "Adoption is the breaking up of one family to create another". Children are not pets that can be moved from home to home. Biology means everything, babies start their relationship with their parents in the womb. These babies do not come from "orphanages", there are very few orphanages left in the world. The Adoption Industry is a legal child-trafficking operation, there is big money to be made.

Deborah-Lee Furness a disgrace to Forgotten Australians, Forced Adoptions and Stolen Generations worldwide

Deborah-Lee Furnesss and her husband Hugh Jackman took advantage of a young desperate mother.  A mother who was promised an Open Adoption.  If this couple wanted to do something nice for all they money they are worth, they would have put that child's needs in front of their own wants, and they would have helped that mother.  It's not like she needed a hand out - she just needed a hand up.

Yet Furness and Jackman held out both hands and took her straight from her womb.  And the papers lied and said the young mother's children were all in care - but truth is when she was pregnant with the child that they stole - she had a 14 mth baby still with her.   Trying to demonise the childless mother is just another low tactic by the baby snatchers, and is extremely common.  And what mother does not suffer depression when their child is ripped from their arms, or in this case, their placenta?

'I was stolen from my mother': The deeply disturbing truth about forced adoption

Forced apart: Winona has been reunited with the mother who gave her awayWinona was told her mother didn't love her  -  and was handed to another family. Nine years later, they were reunited via Facebook. But forced adoption is happening on a scandalously regular basis.

On a sunny station ­platform in a pretty Cornish town this summer, holidaymakers may have witnessed a touching, but at first glance unremarkable, scene.  A mother and teenage son were ­nervously watching a train pull onto the platform, scanning the emerging crowd for the face of a loved one. Had she missed her train? Had they got the right time?  And finally, there she was: a pretty, petite 16-year-old, peering furtively through her fringe. Suddenly the boy broke away with a whoop. ‘It’s her!’ 

The three immediately became tangled in a hug, babbling, crying, their words tripping over each other. ‘You’ve grown so much!’ ‘Oh my God, I can’t believe you are here!’

Forced apart: Winona has been reunited with Tracey - the mother who [allegedly] gave her away.

Children to get families, not foster care

All in the family, with that dilemma solved ... Patricia Economos with Shaye and Jayde.

ADOPTION will replace long-term foster care as the preferred method for finding homes for increasing numbers of children in NSW who cannot live with their own families, in a proposed historic shift in government policy.

The Family and Community Services Minister, Pru Goward, will release a wide-ranging discussion paper on Thursday on proposed reforms to child protection. It includes finding permanent, adoptive homes for children who have been removed from their birth families as one of her department's central responsibilities and aims to make the process of adoption quicker and easier.

13 reasons why adopted children are not lucky

  1. Unlike a child who has lost his or her parents through death they are not allowed to grieve. Adoptees are expected to be grateful for the family they now have. The public perceives it as disrespectful to the adoptive family and is discouraged.
  2. Adopted people are viewed to have had a better life. Some adoptees do get a nice, stable home but it comes along with the trauma and grief of losing their original family. Statistically adopted children are at an increased risk of child abuse and later in life drug and alcohol abuse.
  3. Adopted people have their records sealed and are unable to open them in most states. Not all adoption agencies reported the correct facts or passed on information. Many adoptees that were able to reunite with their biological families found that they had never received updates, photos and letters given to the agency. They also found their reason given for surrender was incorrect and also things like cultural heritage, family medical history and siblings.
  4. Adopted people can never go home. There is a misconception that at 18 a child can do what they want and be a part of both families. Most adopted people are a part of two families, but are neither fully a part of either.

Adoption Horror Story

I am writing to adoption organizations trying to promote some unity for this next presidential election to bring adoption reform to the forefront. If you would like to use my adoption story on your website, here it is.

My parents met in Morningside Hospital in Oregon. My mother was there because of epilepsy, my dad because of depression. When they were both released they went back to their families in Anchorage, AK. They married, and soon I came along. Everything was going great, my dad had a good job working for the State, they were happy. When you've been in a mental institution in the late 1950's early 1960's you are treated like a prison parolee--you have keep regular contact with a social worker.

I'm not sure what happened, but things got rocky in the marriage--my dad had another breakdown, and locked mom and I outside in the snow. My mother's parents came to get us. Soon after the marriage was dissolved. My mom lived with her parents and two teenage sisters, they watched me while she worked two jobs. We were happy. However, this wasn't good enough for the social worker.

The social worker called my mother and family in to her office on Christmas Eve, 1961 and informed them that the living situation was not good enough, and for my mother to keep me she had to get remarried. I was to be placed in foster care until she could come up with a marriage license.

Birth Certificates: The Elephant In The Room In Gender And Adoption Debates

Civil Society Australia is still behind the times when it comes to accurately recording the details of someone’s birth, writes Penny Mackieson.

What is the primary purpose of a birth certificate? The answer to this fundamental question is constantly overlooked or confused in several current debates, especially as discussed by mainstream media.

"The Forced Adoption Scandal that shames Britain"

If you thought for one minute that Britain is really as it appears to be, you’re very sadly mistaken.

Beneath the pomp and pageantry lies a network of paedophilic depravity, so vile and despicable, it literally beggars belief.

From the Elm Guest House scandal to North Wales care home abuse via Dolphin Square; to sickening Warwick Spinks and the Amsterdam connection; from Jersey’s Haut de la Garenne to Kincora in Northern Ireland; from the vile BBC to complicit police and government authorities; from MP’s through to the Royal Family themselves; the whole filthy lot of them are in on it.