Dated: 2007-04-12 08:54:20
As court battle for Baby Evelyn trudges on, new details of case are revealed. OriginsUSA calls for Adoption community bloggers to help.
Richmond, VA April 12, 2007 – OriginsUSA, Inc. is organizing a Blogger Blitz for Monday, April 16, 2007, to increase media
and public awareness of the coercion used to obtain the surrender and
removal of five month old Evelyn Bennett from her seventeen year old
mother, Stephanie Bennett, on September 12, 2006, in Canton , Ohio.
Traditional media, with
the exception of Rick Armon of the Akron Beacon Journal, have largely
ignored this story. As outlined by Mr. Armon in the original story on
December 31, 2006, the Bennett case has many unanswered questions.
Despite the lack of media coverage, the interest of the online
community has not diminished and has been kept alive for months via
blog articles, adoption forums and online chats.
Kicking off the Blogger
Blitz will be a live stream, online, radio interview with Judy Bennett,
Stephanie’s mother and grandmother to baby Evelyn. “The Adoption Show,”
with Michelle Edmunds, will air on Sunday, April 15, 2007, and will be
available online thereafter. The interview will break the codes of
silence and gag orders imposed upon the family, while showing that this
story is more tragic than even previously known.
A factual time line will
be available to bloggers, along with further, as yet unrevealed,
details. Links tothis information and a list of participating bloggers
will be available on the OriginsUSA website www.originsusa.org
. The online adoption community, other mothers who have been forced to
surrender, adult adopted persons, and people who have adopted will have
the opportunity to react to the new information. They then can respond
as to why this case is important not just to people involved in
adoption, but to all who care about truth and justice.
It is hoped that
attention generated by bloggers will inspire renewed interest from
mainstream media and cause widespread support for the Bennett family.
To date, the Bennetts remain separated from their daughter and
granddaughter and are fighting in court for the return of baby Evelyn.
Sandy Young of OriginsUSA, who has been working with the Bennett family
said, “Wrongly ignoring cases like the Bennett’s, and the many other
stories of forced adoption that still occur in America as accepted
adoption practice, allow these abuses to continue. OriginsUSA fights
for justice and the preservation of natural families.”
If you are interested in
being part of the Blogger Blitz or would like more information about
how to help the Bennetts, please contact BOD@originsusa.org
For more information about the truth of adoption, past and present, join us at OriginsUSA.
advocates for the preservation of natural families and, as a last
resort, alternative systems of child care that respect the needs and
dignity of both mother and child above permanent adoption separation.
We provide support for people separated by adoption, fight coercive
adoption practices, and educate the public and policy makers about the
effects of adoption separation. A national organization, we are
internationally affiliated with Origins Inc. ( NSW Australia), Origins
Canada, and other Origins branches in those countries. OriginsUSA, Inc.
has also aligned with Tracker’s International in the U.K. and with
Adoption Crossroads in the U.S.