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Author of "shedding light on...The Dark Side of Adoption" (1988) and "The Stork Market: America's Multi-Billion Dollar Unregulated Adoption Industry" (2007) www.AdvocatePublications.org

MIRAH (aka Marsha) RIBEN has been researching, writing and speaking about the need to reform, humanize, and de-commercialize American adoption practices for nearly three decades.

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Monday, December 13, 2010 (1 comments)     

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Lies, Damned Lies, Statistics and Baby Selling? Profit motives in a the mega-billion dollar child adoption industry and misguided do-gooders promote the redistribution of children over any efforts to ameliorate the tragedies that cause family separation and loss that leads to adoption. Prof. Elizabeth Bartholet is an extremist who believes baby selling is not serious.

Thursday, December 31, 2009 (4 comments)     

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The Death of Common Courtesy and the Corrosion of the Golden Rule The more means we find to communicate, the less meaningful communication and caring interactions, leaving "Please," "Excuse me," and "Thank you" in the dust.

Saturday, July 25, 2009     

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The Truth Behind the 'Orphan' Movie Uproar: The Real Horrors in Adoption What is behind the dismay and protests of the soon to be released film "Orphan"? Will the film reduce adoption of chidlren who need homes? Does it perpetuate myths or debunk them? What are the real horrors of adoption?

Saturday, July 5, 2008     

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Great Expectations for Young Mothers How alarmed need we be about teen pregnancy rates? Is adoption the solution?

Tuesday, May 27, 2008     

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Michael Moore Blows it on This One! Michael Moore defends Madonna in her questionable adoption of a non-orphan, as Human Rights organizations and experts blame her for causing more harm than good.

Sunday, February 17, 2008     

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JUNO: Separating Fact from Fiction Dispelling adoption myths portrayed in the film, Juno

Monday, December 31, 2007 (5 comments)     

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When Pro-Life is Anti-Family Florida's pro-life license plate fund raiser promotes adoption and is anti-family.

Saturday, December 22, 2007 (2 comments)     

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Adoption: Pitting Women Against Women Delayed childbearing and infertility make babies a high demand commodity and pit women against women.

Sunday, November 11, 2007 (1 comments)     

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Rethinking Adoption: The Role of the Religious Right National adoption month -- and programs to encourage adoption, intended to focus on the needs of chidlren in foster care -- do not distinguish and often use foster care as a smoke screen promote the big business of infant adoption spurred on by the agenda of the religious right, who are connected with many adoption agencies who are in the business of placing babies.

Friday, July 27, 2007     

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Family Secrets adoption, ABC, TV, Prime Time

Wednesday, July 4, 2007 (1 comments)     

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Revictimizing Victims New book continues the child sexual abuse of Masha aka Mea Allen.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007 (12 comments)     

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BOYCOTT ADOPTION.COM Adoption.com supports agencies and adoption facilitators, which are unregulated and profit from child placement.

Sunday, May 13, 2007 (12 comments)     

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A Mothers' Day Letter to Angelina Jolie... International adoption, foster care

Sunday, May 6, 2007 (2 comments)     

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All In One Day's News Evangelicals call for promotion of adoption to improve their image, yet adoption is laden with corruption...

Thursday, May 3, 2007 (3 comments)     

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Guilty Until Proven Innocent; The Dark Side of Adoption Lack of knowledge of the unregulated, entrepreneurial aspect of American infant adoption in which healthy white children are a hot commodity, can have lifelong devastating effects on mothers and their children.

Wednesday, April 25, 2007 (3 comments)     

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Babies and Big Business: The Child Commodities Market A condensation of "The Stork Market: America's Multi-Billion Dollar Unregulated Adoption Industry" (2007) Advocate Publicatons.com