I'm about the biggest law-abiding geek there is. Especially when it comes to children. But if I knew how to find a momma and her twins, I'd send them money since she's already spend nearly a half-million dollars to get her babies back.
Surfing for new blogs to follow, I came across http://away2me.typepad.com/ and was incensed to read two articles from two newspapers. 10 hours after signing adoption placement paperwork for her twins, their momma changed her mind. Within the laws of Florida, she was entirely within her legal rights, and the children should have been returned to her immediately. The babies are 17-months old and still living with their potential adoptive parents. There's so much wrong with the whole thing!
http://www.heraldsun.com/durham/4-803325.cfm and http://www.newsobserver.com/102/story/525742.html
My heart goes out to the momma. I'm angry at the potential adoptive parents for not returning the babies ASAP. I'm furious at a legal system that would allow this to happen. I'm anguished for a culture in adoption that makes this an all-too common story.