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Father Fights Adoption Agency for
Right to Raise His Son
July 14, 2005

The promo for this week's His Side--"Father Fights Adoption Agency for Right to Raise His Son"--is below.  The show highlights the case of embattled father Mark Huddleston. To reach Mark, click here.

Because I will be speaking at the 2005 Men's Equality Conference July 15 and 16 in Washington D.C., the July 17 show was prerecorded--to listen to Sunday's show, click here.

Thanks to Mike McCormick of the American Coalition for Fathers and Children and Jane Spies of the National Family Justice Association, both of whom have been involved in helping Huddleston.

Adoption Guru Attacks Glenn

Fathers' rights in adoption was the subject of one of my most controversial columns--my co-authored piece Dads Deserve to Know (Washington Times, 8/22/02). The day after the column appeared, my co-author and I were attacked by one of the world's leading figures on adoption, the late William L. Pierce, then President of the U.S.A. Committee of the International Association of Voluntary Adoption Agencies & NGOs.

Pierce's comments give a pretty good idea of the woman good/man bad mentality of these agencies. According to Pierce, in defending fathers' right to raise their own children we were in fact advocating for "disappearing hit-and-run lovers" who father children in "playboy sprees." Worst of all, we were "concerned about equal rights for men, as if men and women were similarly situated in a pregnancy."

Being "concerned about equal rights for men"--I plead guilty.

The Florida law that we defended as a lesser of evils solution was attacked by feminists and adoption groups, and was later repealed by the Florida legislature--a fine example of how low fathers' concerns rank with politicians.

Glenn Quoted in Washington Times on Working Fathers, Anti-Father Double Standards  

I was quoted on working fathers and anti-father double standards in the Washington Times article Custody's high stakes (7/10/05). Feminist law professor Naomi Cahn gave the standard feminist justification for anti-father family court discrimination--that because fathers usually are not their children's primary caregivers, the pro-mother bias represents "equality." In the article I noted:

 "'There's a lot of prejudice against dads who aren't the primary breadwinner...[Men] feel like they're damned if they do and damned if they don't' stay home with the children."

As I explained on Sunday's show, men's desirability as mates is determined in part by their earning capacity and, once married, men are expected by their wives to be their families' primary breadwinners. According to the International Labor Organization, the average American father works a 51 hour work week. Yet, when fathers walk into family court, the fact that they sacrificed to provide for their families is held against them because they weren't their kids' primary caregivers.  Whatever a man does he's wrong.

To write a Letter to the Editor concerning the article, click here.

The audio of last Sunday's His Side--"In Defense of Working Fathers"--can be heard by clicking here.

  Glenn to Appear with Josefa Salinas on Hot 92 JAMZ in LA

I will be discussing paternity fraud, child support enforcement abuses and issues facing working fathers with Josefa Salinas of Hot 92 JAMZ in Los Angeles at 7 AM PST on Sunday, July 17. To listen to the show, click here.

Will I See You at the Men's Equality Conference 2005?

I will be speaking at the 2005 Men's Equality Conference July 15 and 16 in Washington D.C.--to attend, click here. Also speaking will be Warren Farrell, Stephen Baskerville, Jack Kammer, Carnell Smith, and Dave Burroughs.  The 2005 Men's Equality Conference will be held 3 blocks from the US capitol.  For more information, visit www.TrueEquality.com.

Last year's conference was exceptionally well-done. My speech to the conference last year was The Future of the American Father.

 If you live in Los Angeles, Riverside or Orange counties and you're facing a divorce, separation, or a child custody issue, the law firm of Oddenino & Gaule can help you protect your relationship with your children and get a fair financial settlement. Oddenino & Gaule offer experience, compassion and toughness. Call them at 626-447-5454 or go to www.OddLaw.net.

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Trial and appellate lawyer David A. Sibley handles handle divorces, adoptions, child support, and child custody. He normally accepts only cases where he feels real injustice exists and his client is the victim of the injustice. He handles both large and small cases. He often represents the "small guy" against the "large guy."  You can contact David Sibley at (361) 882-2377 or at david@davidsibley.com. To learn more, click here.

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Best Wishes,
Glenn Sacks
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Father Fights Adoption Agency for
Right to Raise His Son

"Mark Huddleston is the biological father of a 16-month-old child he says he wants to raise. But a judge has ruled the child should remain with its adoptive parents, who have had custody since the infant was three days old. Huddleston claims he didn't know the baby existed until two months after its birth...the state said the private adoption agency hadn't properly notified Huddleston and that he should have an opportunity to raise the child.

"'This child is my blood,' said Huddleston, a father of two grown children. 'I couldn't live with myself knowing there's a child of mine I have no relationship with. They don't understand that.'" (Valencia County News Bulletin, 6/15/05)

Despite doing everything possible to be a father to his son, Huddleston's baby boy was given away by a vindictive mother working hand in glove with a predatory adoption agency. Sixteen months and $70,000 in legal fees later, Huddleston has no rights to his own son.

Huddleston, his attorney P.J. Hartman, and Mike McCormick, Executive Director of the American Coalition for Fathers and Children, will join Glenn on His Side with Glenn Sacks on Sunday, July 17 at 5 PM PST/8 PM EST.  For those who are outside of our radio stations' coverage ranges, you can listen to the show live via our station's excellent Internet stream at Listen Live.  

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His Side with Glenn Sacks can be heard on WSNR AM 620 in New York City and North-Eastern New Jersey, and on WWZN AM 1510 in Boston on Sundays at 10 PM EST. The show can also be heard in Southern California on KTIE AM 590 at 5 PM PST. To listen live via the Internet from anywhere in the world, go to Listen Live. Both radio and Internet listeners are encouraged to call and participate in the show live and on the air at 1-800-439-4805 (lines open Sundays from 5-6PM PST).


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