Thursday, April 18, 2013

Three Interesting Things

1. There's an interesting adoption case making it's way through the courts involving the Indian Child Welfare Act, which prioritizes placing children of Native American Indians with Native American Indian families.  Where it gets interesting (from a legal perspective, this case is clearly sad for just about everybody involved) is that the birth mother notified the tribe, who at the time of the adoption, did not show the father in their records.
2. Megan Mulry (who, by the way, I met last year at RT) has an interesting ponderance on the way social media helps expand and grow our friend set, and how that can complicate disclosure. 
3. And this post from DCist explains how sometimes issues with literacy, and a possibly desire to not produce a recognizable voice print, can foil your attempt to rob a bank