Duped by Adoption author has rewritten the boiler-plate material again in February 2016!

Just more of Joan M Wheeler’s delusions of grandeur! Perhaps she got flack or input or else doesn’t have anything better to do, since she UPDATED this stuff a month ago! For that information, of a month ago, see the following link…

https://gertmcqueen2.wordpress.com/2016/01/02/joan-m-wheelers-attempts-at-rehabilitating-her-propaganda-boilerplate-materials-on-amazon/

Here is the permalink to one of the discussion topic, there are several, please take a look and comment on them.

http://www.amazon.com/changes-whats-about-author-sections/forum/Fx16ZHWP5PQHHCK/Tx1VP7X0PT8Y5F/1/ref=cm_cd_et_md_pl?_encoding=UTF8&asin=B00X520CGW&cdMsgID=Mx27ASRRTFSLKPC&cdMsgNo=1&cdSort=oldest#Mx27ASRRTFSLKPC

Here follows what I placed as a new discussion topic February 7, 2016

Permalink is…

http://www.amazon.com/author-again-rewritten-boiler-plate-material/forum/Fx16ZHWP5PQHHCK/Tx1LSFI26XC5KDT/1/ref=cm_cd_et_md_pl?_encoding=UTF8&asin=B00X520CGW&cdMsgID=Mx1JLNS4BQCW35X&cdMsgNo=1&cdSort=oldest#Mx1JLNS4BQCW35X

Your initial post: Feb 7, 2016 9:39:32 AM PST

The author has again rewritten the boiler-plate material!

And in 3 different places on the same Amazon page! What gives? Why does the author have this continued need to rewrite this stuff? It’s only been a month since the last rewrite? Has she been getting flack or input from others? Either way, this constant rewriting makes the author look like she’s trying to be something she isn’t and makes the contents of the book even more suspect! Beyond that, the author is not consisted with her rhetoric or boiler-plate stuff. She really NEEDS to put the same stuff everywhere and stop playing coy! People see through this nonsense. See my previous discussion topics, here on Amazon, about those rewrites in January 2016.

In this discussion topic, I will be showing first this current, February 2016, changes, then the January 2016 changes and finally my comments.

From the ABOUT THE AUTHOR (February)

Author writes: Joan Mary Wheeler is an American civil rights activist fighting for the freedom of 7 to 10 million domestic-and-foreign-born adopted and donor-conceived people. Joan promotes family preservation, kinship care, and guardianship as better alternatives to adoption. She is an adoption abolitionist, citing the demand for newborn infants and the “save the orphans” religious mission to adopt third world children as just two examples of child trafficking in the profit-driven multi-billion dollar adoption and donor-conception industries.

Author writes: Joan is a displaced and resettled person by adoption. She is a Late Discovery Adoptee, a half-orphan in her actual family,a legitimate bastard in her adoptive family, and the victim of government mandated identity theft and reassignment.

And from ABOUT THE AUTHOR (January)

Author writes: Raised from infancy as an only child, 18 year old Joan Mary Wheeler knows only that she was adopted. Still in high school, she is found by siblings she was never supposed to know. They tell her that she was the youngest of five children born to married parents, that their mother died when she was three months old, and that her name was Doris Michol Sippel. What happens next is the unfolding of family secrets and betrayal, joys of discovery, sadness of time lost, and the push and pull of two families on the one person they share. This is the story of a reunion and its aftermath that spans four decades. Through it all, one central question drives her:Why does discrimination against bastards, orphans, and the adopted still persist?

From the BIOGRAPHY (February)

Author writes: Joan Mary Wheeler is an American civil rights activist fighting for the freedom of 7 to 10 million domestic-and-foreign-born adopted and donor-conceived people. Joan promotes family preservation, kinship care, and guardianship as better alternatives to adoption. She is an adoption abolitionist, citing the demand for newborn infants and the “save the orphans” religious mission to adopt third world children as just two examples of child trafficking in the profit-driven multi-billion dollar adoption and donor-conception industries.

Author writes: Joan is a displaced and resettled person by adoption. She is a Late Discovery Adoptee, a half-orphan in her actual family, a legitimate bastard in her adoptive family, and the victim of government mandated identity theft and reassignment.

And from the BIOGRAPHY (January)

Author writes: Joan Mary Wheeler is an American civil rights activist fighting for the freedom of 7 to 10 million domestically-born and foreign-born adopted and donor-conceived people. She is an adoption abolitionist promoting family preservation, kinship care,and guardianship instead of adoption.

Author writes: Joan is a displaced and resettled person by adoption. Raised as an only child, she knew she was adopted, but did not know the full truth. The shock of being found and reunited with her siblings and father after an 18 year separation makes her a Late Discovery Adoptee.

FROM the first INTRODUCTION on Amazon about WHAT’S IN THE BOOK (February)

Author writes: Raised from infancy as an only child, 18 year old Joan Mary Wheeler knows only that she was adopted. In her senior year of high school in 1974, she is found by siblings she did not know she had.They tell her that she was the youngest of five children born to married parents, that their mother died when she was three months old, and that her name was Doris Michol Sippel.What happens next is the unfolding of family secrets and betrayal, joys of discovery, sadness of time lost, and the push and pull of two families on the one person they share. This adoption reunion reaches across the North American continent, the Atlantic Ocean, and spans four decades. This is also the story of one woman who examined her two different birth certificates for 40 years and asks, “Why did New York State Health Department change my identity?”

And from the first INTRODUCTION on Amazon about WHAT’S IN THE BOOK (January)

Author writes: Raised from infancy as an only child, 18 year old Joan Mary Wheeler knows only that she was adopted. Still in high school, she is found by siblings she was never supposed to know. They tell her that she was the youngest of five children born to married parents, that their mother died when she was three months old, and that her name was Doris Michol Sippel. What happens next is the unfolding of family secrets and betrayal, joys of discovery, sadness of time lost, and the push and pull of two families on the one person they share. This is the story of a reunion and its aftermath that spans four decades. Through it all, one central question drives her:Why does discrimination against bastards, orphans, and the adopted still persist?

NOW HERE ARE MY observations and comments:

The author is NOT consisted in her story lines; she doesn’t produce a seamless sense of continuity with whom and what she is or about what she is crusading against. A person looks/reads something at one section of promotional pages of this book, then sees/reads something different at another section of the SAME promotional pages and then yet again, sees/reads yet ANOTHER different statement at a third page! Who is in charge of this author’s PR work?

Why of course she is!

First thing that we note is the removal of her birth family name and the personal drama! Too bad that the family’s names, pictures and other identifying information are still inside the contents of the book along with falsehood dramas! Clear violation of privacy! That was seen at the ‘about the author’ page…but WAIT…it still is there at the ‘what’s in the book’ page (the first PR about the book). If you have trouble understanding this…guess what the average reader must feel like when they look at this book’s Amazon page!

Here’s a thought; why doesn’t the author scrape this book and start all over again, telling the truth! The contents, of this book, do NOT have anything in it that relates to what the author states she is fighting for! All the propaganda language in both these updates has NOTHING to do with the contents of the book.

The author clearly is NOT a Late Discovery Adoptee. She knew from early childhood that she was adopted. A Late Discovery Adoptee is one who finds out they are adopted when they ARE AN ADULT. The author is side-stepping this issue, co-opting the term to gain additional support, and intentionally stating a falsehood. The author was NOT the only half-orphan in her actual family, there were 4 others! The term ‘legitimate bastard’ is a self-identifying term used by certain adoptees and has no place, nor position, in the various realms of adoption. If the author sees herself as a victim of governmental theft and reassignment then she ought to be addressing the government and not exposing the lives of family members! I don’t see how she thinks things are to change. The world will always have adoption and changes in names will continue to be a matter of law.

Furthermore, take note…

In January, the author states…

She is an adoption abolitionist promoting family preservation, kinship care,and guardianship instead of adoption.

And then in February, the author states…

Joan promotes family preservation, kinship care, and guardianship as better alternatives to adoption.

CHANGES… first she is an adoption abolitionist using other means INSTEAD of adoption. Then a month later, in same sentence, she drops the abolitionist and promotes other means as BETTER ALTERNATIVES TO ADOPTION.

In January, the author states…

This is the story of a reunion and its aftermath that spans four decades. Through it all, one central question drives her:Why does discrimination against bastards, orphans, and the adopted still persist?

But, then in February the author states…

This adoption reunion reaches across the North American continent, the Atlantic Ocean, and spans four decades. This is also the story of one woman who examined her two different birth certificates for 40 years and asks, “Why did New York State Health Department change my identity?”

Gosh how dramatic and important this life must be that an entire continent and ocean have been crossed! That’s some kind of power, for  2 pieces of paper must have, that a woman spends 40 years EXAMINING them and wonders why! Oh the drama!

And she goes further to state in February….

She is an adoption abolitionist, citing the demand for newborn infants and the “save the orphans” religious mission to adopt third world children as just two examples of child trafficking in the profit-driven multi-billion dollar adoption and donor-conception industries.

The contents of this book have nothing to do with any of those ‘political’ agendas. Seems that the author clearly NEEDS to write an entirely different book, without all the family dramas so she can totally fixate on those political agendas she REALLY wants to go after. So please go at it and drop the family aspects that have nothing to do with political agendas!

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