CA CA - Hannah, 16, Devonte, 15, & Sierra Hart, 12, Mendocino County, 26 March 2018 #3

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  1. bluesneakers

    bluesneakers not today satan

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    The link you posted just came up as a search when I clicked. But Nwadike/FreeHugsProject has a video posted on March 30th: "Wishing I could have helped Devonte Hart and his siblings."
    https://www.facebook.com/FreeHugsProject/
     


  2. Momoffourboys

    Momoffourboys Well-Known Member

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    I agree 100% with every word you posted. And your post, your anger and sadness at the words are quite evident. I’m sorry for that. I am sorry you have to live with the knowledge that some feel that way. I, certainly, don’t. I see a human. A kind human helping and caring for another who needs it. Hugs.
     
  3. human

    human Well-Known Member

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  4. Jinkasaurus

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    I'm confused... so they are saying that the only time he wore this sign was at the protest with the photo with the police officer? And Devonte didn't like the attention?

    He is wearing the sign around his neck while dancing in the video called Project Earth 2012... and then the video where he goes up and gives a long (in my opinion, inappropriate) hug to the guy playing guitar which is also apparently at Project Earth 2012. Then in the video at Thanksgiving, you see a young Devonte give what appears to be a spontaneous hug to the child on his right, in the middle of all them singing and dancing.

    This is a small sample size of videos/pictures, but my original post was speculating about the origins of this "free hugs" sign ... not necessarily how Devonte felt about it when he was older.

    Of course we will probably never really know the truth though, which is why we're all making speculations based on the small amount of information we do have.
     
  5. gcharlie

    gcharlie Well-Known Member

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    Free hugs was and is a big part of the Shangri-La festival held each fall at Harmony Park, MN. The famliy went to that festival at least from 2011 to 2014, even traveling the distance from OR.
     
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    Sleuth99 New Member

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    Oh that's the one I wanted to share 🤷🏾*♀️


    IMO
     
  7. katydid23

    katydid23 Well-Known Member

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    I agree. One of the articles I just saw, said that 73% of black children adoptees, are adopted by white parents. So we cannot possibly shut down white/black adoptions without severely hurting these children.

    I totally agree that the emphasis should be on support services and outreach so the children are not continuously failed by the system.
     
  8. Jinkasaurus

    Jinkasaurus Well-Known Member

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    Interesting... do you have a source for that?
     
  9. Zelda1010

    Zelda1010 Active Member

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    Sorry to quote myself, but that's interesting. Her FB post, from the mirror article, celebrating the 9th anniversary is dated Mar16 saying they had celebrated a couple of days ago. Do they celebrate all the made up dates? CBS reports the adoption finalized in February, not March. Is CBS wrong or was Jen needing some good internet juju fuel that day and makes it all up as she goes along?
     
  10. human

    human Well-Known Member

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    So, we have seen the photos and the explanation by the photographer of what was happening before the hugs photo.

    We are guessing that the names of children published have to be approved by parents.

    The kids are dressed cute and she has many pics of them at events where they would stand out. If you do not want to draw attention to yourself, it is easy to melt into the background.

    So what kind of mind babble is she doing?
     
  11. PrinceFan

    PrinceFan New Member

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    Can you relay the source of Devonte "innapropriately" hugging strangers on his own? I have not read that anywhere that he was known to being innapropriate with affection. If this is this from Jen's mouth no need to bother, Because I will not believe one single word this woman has said.
     
  12. katydid23

    katydid23 Well-Known Member

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    Matching up potential parents who really want a child to care for, and children who really want a permanent home and family, has nothing whatsoever to do with 'the appropriation of black amd other cultures, the queens and kings, the new Jim Crow...etc etc/'
     
  13. enelram

    enelram Well-Known Member

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    I'm curious if there's a national databank of adoptable children. Otherwise how did 2 single, gay women, young and
    just out of college decide to adopt siblings from Texas. Have we heard how they matched up and met these children?
     
  14. Emi

    Emi Well-Known Member

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    I will post in a few minutes both of the transcripts from Ashleigh Benfield yesterday
     
  15. waschbaer

    waschbaer New Member

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    So they hated the attention from the photo sooooooo much that after it finally started to die down, they went and gave another interview to the Oregonian and put themselves back in the news cycle. Interesting strategy!

    I have a gaggle of cute little look-alike daughters and we get attention in public. One time the newspaper photog guy wanted to take a picture of them looking cute at the midnight Mass at the local Catholic cathedral for his Easter lifestyle photo compilation. I said ok. He wanted names so I gave him made up commonplace ones (think Emily, Jane, and Sarah). Not hard to avoid putting your name out there in lights if you want to.
     
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    Go to this FB group page and search for free hugs. You'll get a lot of hits. Capture.PNG
     
  17. musemoon

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    www.adoptuskids.org Not our adoption route, but if you have an approved homestudy you can apply to adopt any of the children on this website. I am curious how they were matched as well, because usually that process is very difficult...requires a ton of paperwork and also takes months...
     
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    Does anyone know if Mrs. DeKalb put the requested food items out for Devonte on that last day? I've been holding onto the hope that she did, he took the food and he and two of his siblings ran away. However, the longer time goes on the harder it is to hold out hope. The food has either run out or is getting very low - not to mention if they were camping out in the elements. I've wondered also if in a fit of anger they dropped Devonte, Sierra and Hannah off somewhere because of the call to CPS and now everything was unraveling. I doubt now that's likely as someone would have had to have spotted three children alone by now. This case has really rocked me emotionally. I hope we all get some answers soon. The not knowing, the wondering if the remaining three are alive out there somewhere or in the water is just so agonizing. So many emotions over this horrible story. :(
     
  19. keeleydoll

    keeleydoll Well-Known Member

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    Literally every person I personally know without children who has adopted children who are white, Black, Hispanic, Vietnamese, extended family, arranged before birth, etc, have done so because they desperately wanted a family and couldn’t conceive for one reason or another extended health problems or trying for years. They all spent years either going through the overseas adoption process or years fostering to adopt. This judgment of white parents adopting children of color breaks my heart.

    I don’t feel like it should surprise me though because even my friends with mixed race bio kids get practically shunned by certain communities and have to connect with other mixed families for any sort of advice on things like skin and hair care.


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  20. flourish

    flourish Now With 30% More Emo

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    Ugh don't even get me started on this... suffice it to say my poor niece certainly remember when her irate auntie threw the biggest, loudest fit, at our local newspaper office, about media responsibility, random adults with cameras photographing children at play, custody issues, domestic violence, etc and on and on.

    That was over 20 years ago, but, yeah, they should but don't always.

    It may be different now, idk. Schools have to get permission, but maybe the media can photograph whatever if it's in public? Eta that doesn't explain the name thing but in my above story, they just asked the kids their names and they were in their own front yard but mom was inside and they didn't seek her out for permission.
     
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