"When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty." 
Thomas Jefferson

MY HUFFINGTON POSTS - 104: Oldest to newest

2. A Mother’s Fight for her Son (Carrie & Camden Stearns) 10/16/14
7. Documenting Adoptee Searches for Self 11/25/14 (Review of Adopted: For the Life of Me by Jean Strauss, You Have His Eyes by Christopher Wilson, and An Adoptee ROARed in  Ohio - the Betsie Norris Story)         
15. Adopted and Curious? 1/20/15

(Review of Hole in My Heart by Lorraine Dusky).

Are Parents Interchangeable and Disposable? 8/26/15 (Creating children without 
connection to all or half of their kin)
50. Fairness in Adoption? 10/26/15

53. The Dark Side of Adoption, 11/10/15


63. Stop this Injustice: Save Adam Crapser (Internationally adopted, facing deportation) 

64. Thoughts on Aging, 2/25/16
66. Family Preservation, 4/5/16


73. A Family and the Future of Adoption in the Hands of Ohio State Supreme Court  9/19/16  (Follow-up on the Carrie Stearns case)


75. Robert Manzanares: A Father's Limitless Love and Battle for his Girl10/9/16

81. Mothers, Fathers, Sons and Secrets (Review of Father Unknown by David Quint) 2/16/17
82. Snow Storm Hoax? 3/15/17

84. You Don't Look Adopted 3/31/17

Published Articles & Op Eds appearing in journals, magazines, newspapers, and newsletters (Oldest to newest):

1.   The Midwife as a Working Mother. Mothering, No. 17, Fall 1980, p. 45565. 

2.   The Sealed Record ControversyThe Women's Newspaper of PrincetonMay 1983.

3. The Changing Climate of Foster Care, The Women's Newspaper of Princeton, Aug 1983. 

4.   Adoption: A Circle of Love, Mothering, Winter, 1983. 

5.  The Cabbage Patch Phenomenon: More Than Just Kids' Stuff, The Women's Newspaper of Princeton, Feb. 12-13, 1984 

6.  They Call Us Birth MothersFamily Journal, July 1984. 

7.  Adoption May Not be the Best OptionSuburban Parent, May 1987. 

8.   Coping with the Heartbreak of Losing a Child to Adoption, Jersey Woman, May/June 1987

9.   Jews and AdoptionThe Jewish Press, NY: Brooklyn, Jan. 23-29, 1987. 

10.  Class and Discrimination in the Denial of Adoptees Equal Rights in Adoption: The Case For Open Records, A Source Book for Political Action. J. Sweely (Ed.) University Press of America, Inc., Waltham, MA. 1988. In Press. 

11.  Adoption: A Women's IssueChain of Life, CA: Berkeley, Issue #5, January/February 1990, p 4.

12.  A Last Resort: Adoption should be a solution that suits children, not childless couples. Macrocosm USA, 1991, p.147.

13.  A Last Resort: Adoption should be a solution that suits children, not childless couples. Social Issues Review Series, 1992, Vol. 4. 

14.  Adoption not Abortion? Chain of Life, CA: Berkeley. Nov/Dec 1991, Issue # 16, 6. 

15.  A Last Resort: Adoption should be a solution that suits children, not childless couples. Utne Reader, Nov/Dec. 1992. Vol. 4, 53-54. 

16.  Dealing With DeathAdoption Therapist, Dallas, TX: Hope Cottage, Vol. 6, No. 4, Fall 1994, 5-8.  

17.  Between the Lines: Seeking True Culpability, Communicator, IA: Des Moines, Concerned United Birthparents, July/Aug 1995, 16-17. 

18.  A Perspective on Family Preservation, AAC Decree, American Adoption Congress, Summer 1995, p.5. 

19.  Open Adoption: Optimum or Oxymoron, Adoption Therapist, Dallas, TX: Hope Cottage, Vol. 4, No. 2, Fall 1995, 13-16. 

20.  Abandon all Hope...Profit Reigns Supreme, AAC Decree, American Adoption Congress,1997

21.  “Dear Bastards: Demand Equality!” Bastard Quarterly, Bastard Nation, Vol. 8, No 1, Spring/Summer. 

22.  Rickie Solinger Speaks on Adoption (Interview with historian and author). Communicator, IA: Des Moines, Concerned United Birthparents, Spring, 2006, cover story 

23.  The Baby Chase Pits Women Against Women: Who "deserves" to Parent? Associated Content, Dec. 22.

24.  When Pro-Life is Anti-FamilyCounterCurrents, 2/2/07

25.  Adoption: The Child Commodities Market is Big Business, Associated Content, 5/1/07

26.  Creating Motherless Children: Wombs for Rent, Associated Content, 5/21/07

28. Is Promoting Adoption Healthy and Wise? Associated Content, 8/13/07

29. Adoption and the Role of the Religious RightCounterCurrents, 11/4/07

30. The Baby Chase Pits Women Against Women: Who "Deserves" to Parent? Associated Content. 12/2/07 

31.  Pro-Life/Anti-Family, Associated Content, 12/31/07

32. States' sealed records discriminate against adoptees, families. USA Today, 2/25/08, reprinted Adoptee Rights News

34.  Interview with Adam Pertman, Adoptive Families Magazine, Nov. In press. 2008

35.  The Juno Mystique: Separating Fact from Fiction, Associated Content, Feb. 15, 2008

36.  Juno: Fact And FictionCounterCurrents, 2/21/08

37.  Childless Mother: Guilty Until Proven InnocentCounterCurrents, 5/3/08

38.  Michael Moore Blows it on This One! OpEd News, 5/27/08

39.  Great Expectations for Young MothersOpEd News, 7/5/08

40.  Revictimizing the VictimFleas Biting, 7/10/07

47.  Facing the real issues in international adoptionRussia Behind the Headline, 5/21/10

53.  American Babies Exported for Adoption, Dissident Voice (2012)

60.  Adoption Hype: Media Misrepresentations and Accepted Myths, Dissident   Voice, 1/31/13

63.  Adopted then Discarded: Online Child TraffickingDissident Voice, 10/19/13

65.  All He Wanted for Christmas Was His Name, Adoption Voices, 2014

68.  Nikolas Cruz: So Many Red Lights Ignored, Dissident Voice, 2/25/18

71. I'm the Ghost of Alicia, Sincerely, 7/12/18

74. Adoption Loss, DissidentVoice, 7/30/18

75. Adoption: In Whose Best Interest?, DissidentVoice, 8/28/18

76. Class and Race in Child Adoption, DissidentVoice, 9/5/18


           1. Review of Birthmark by Lorraine Dusky, Mothers in Action, Origins-USA, Winter. 2008

2. Review of Adoption and Loss: The Hidden Grief by Evelyn Burns Robinson, Bastard 
Quarterly, Winter. Bastard Nation (1995). Open Adoption: Differing Experiences, review of The Open Adoption Experience by L.R. Melina and S.K. Roszia, Chain of Life, Winter. 2001.

3. Review of What Lisa Knew, by Joyce Johnson. Communicator, IA: Des Moines, Concerned 
United Birthparents, June/July. 1991

Review of Recreating MotherhoodIdeology and Technology in a Patriarchal Society, by Gena Corea. Communicator, IA: Des Moines, Concerned United Birthparents, Nov., 1990. p 3. 

5. Review of 
Birth Bond by Gediman and Brown. Communicator, IA: Des Moines, Concerned United Birthparents, March. 1990.

Review of Lethal Secrets by Annette Baran, Communicator, IA: Des Moines, Concerned United Birthparents, Nov.,1989, p 12. 

Articles in the Concordian (community periodical) 19

A Winter Wonderland, Mar. 2014

17. Three Cautionary Tales, May 2016

18. Online Dating, July 2016

210. 1/4/19

 Mirah Riben      

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