Guest: Tammy Rief, a warrior for justice
Until six months ago I had never heard of black-market adoptions. It sounded like a plot made for the theatre. Sadly I learned this is not theatre and it is happening in our world today. The government black market “adoption” system in the United States takes advantage of single mothers who often don’t know their rights and certainly don’t have the resources to fight powerful people with nefarious intentions. Over 13 million households in the US are single parent households and 80% of those are led by women. What would you do if you were catapulted into a complex legal battle to save your child who had been illegally taken away from you? My guest for this podcast is Tammy Rief, a single mother who had her son stolen 3 times from her, the last kidnapping was in 2012 when he was just 5 years old while visiting Charlotte, North Carolina 4 hours away from their home in Alabama. Living in the tri-state area of Alabama, Georgia, and Tennessee, she was betrayed by multiple systems that we have been taught were designed to protect us.
This staggering case will frustrate you, anger you, and most importantly, inspire you as you learn about one woman’s EIGHT year battle to bring her son back home. Did you know over 800,000 children go missing every year in child protective systems? This interview boldly names people at the highest levels of government who are part of these black-market government “adoptions”. The goal of this interview is to raise awareness and ask for your help to bring Jonah home. Never underestimate the power of one individual to change the world.
To learn more about Jonah’s case, check out this video #WhereisJonah #AMotherslove
Episode 38 is Part II of this series which continues the story of why Jonah was targeted and why his rights as an American citizen were ignored – and why it matters to you today.