Father’s Day for USA Placed Victims-Survivors of Canadian Scoops
June 15, 2014 § Leave a comment
June 15, 2014, (Edited in Bold June 15, 2014, originally posted June 16, 2013), In USA today it is Father’s Day. Though not celebrated in Canada, for victims-survivors of the Canadian Scoops who were not kept within Canada but rather placed in USA, a.k.a., USA Placed Victims-Survivors of The Canadian Scoops, Father’s Day is a day when probably more poignantly than on any other day of the year, the few thousand USA Placed Victims-Survivors of The Canadian Scoops are forced to contemplate the relationships with their biological fathers that they were deprived of when Scooped and placed in USA foster care and adoption system by Canadian Government in coordination with the head of the indian bands-tribes.
To date, TRC-Canada only recognizes 1 USA Placed Victim-Survivor of The Canadian Scoops. This individual’s father did not know – for decades – whether his child was dead or alive, still in Canada or placed elsewhere.
Sadly and unfortunately, The biological father, Louis Desjarlais, passed away October 2013, just a few months before it was expected that he would be seeing, for the 1st time since his child was ‘scooped’, his son, Henry. His family in Canada expressed that Louis died of a broken heart, years of stress induced by decades of looking for a missing child.
The biological father recently filed complaint with TRC-Canada and is seeking damages of $1Million Canadian Dollars per each year that his son was ‘missing’. His son, the 1st USA Placed Victim-Survivor of Canadian Scoops, refers to (2) other men as ‘dad’ ‘father’ but only refers to his biological father by the man’s first name; for the decades that he was ‘missing’ The 1st USA Placed Victim-Survivor of Canadian Scoops believed he had been voluntarily given up for adoption.
Of the (2) men that the 1st USA Placed Victim-Survivor of Canadian Scoops refers to as ‘dad’ ‘father’, 1 is his ‘adoptive father’ (adoption not legalized in USA until Scoop victim was 41 years old and without the presence of either adoptive parent; the ‘adoptive father’ and he are estranged and the adoptive mother, deceased), and the 2nd man he refers to as his ‘father’ never legally adopted him and took legal guardianship of him for only a (30) day medical guardianship, he subsequently – for a few hundred thousand dollars – purchased use of this man’s name.