THE ADOPTION SHOW
Voices Ending the Myth
Sunday December 9, 2007
9:00 PM EST
SURRENDER EXPERIENCES AND LONG-TERM EFFECTS
is a mother who lost her only child, a son who she named
Sebastian, to a grey market baby broker in 1990, when she was 19. She
has not seen or known anything about her son since he was taken from
the hospital at two days old. Bernadette is passionate about working to prevent other families from being unnecessarily separated. She is the President of Origins-USA (http://www.origins-usa.org/ ), a national organization devoted to promoting family preservation and advocating for people separated by adoption.
holds a PhD. in Public Policy and works professionally at a consulting
firm, providing research on how to improve the system for people with
disabilities who need supportive services. She lives in with her partner Don and her cat Veronica.
Bernadette and I lost our children to the same network of brokers. She is owner of babybrokerwatch.com, the site that details the facts of the Kurtz agencies and their baby brokering activities. She is an incredibly valuable resource to me, a great friend and a wonderful mother who loves her son and looks forward to meeting him again.