Monthly Archives: March 2011
Just quoting a small portion of the article about an interesting memo submitted with his OBC…
It makes me wonder if the public at large realize the sheer number of adoptees who only have a Certificate of Live Birth because we aren’t allowed anything else…
The image came with an accompanying memo from a member of Trump’s staff.
“A ‘birth certificate’ and a ‘certificate of live birth’ are in no way the same thing, even though in some cases they use some of the same words,” wrote Trump staffer Thuy Colayco in a message to ABC News. “One officially confirms and records a newborn child’s identity and details of his or her birth, while the other only confirms that someone reported the birth of a child. Also, a ‘certificate of live birth’ is very easy to get because the standards are much lower, while a ‘birth certificate’ is only gotten through a long and detailed process wherein identity must be proved beyond any doubt. If you had only a certificate of live birth, you would not be able to get a proper passport from the Post Office or a driver’s license from the Department of Motor Vehicles. Therefore, there is very significant difference between a ‘certificate of live birth’ and a ‘birth certificate’ and one should never be confused with the other.”
I have heard many times that Steve Jobs is adopted. I have seen him held up as an example of an adoption success story. About how much he valued his parents and did not have typical adoptee ‘issues’. All good things and how adoptive parents hoped their children would feel like he did.
Fair enough, but yet I felt a twinge of something each time he was held up as the ultimate adoptee for us to emulate instead of wanting to search or change laws or make sure ethics mattered most in adoption. It wasn’t his success or brilliance that bothered me, but being honest, it was the fact that it seemed like unwittingly, he had left those behind who needed to explore what being adopted meant to them, those that wanted to make people understand the losses felt, those with horror stories of abusive parents, and that all was not perfect in the world of adoption. That he could do more for adoptee rights in one day, than others could do in a year.
And so I find out today I was wrong about the searching and that info came out in 1997, that he did search and that his sister is his best friend. How did I not know this? Did you?
But, Jobs says, since he was a teen-ager he had tried to locate his biological family. He had nearly given up when he discovered, at the age of 27, that his biological parents had another child later whom they had kept, his younger sister. For reasons of privacy, Jobs explains, he won’t discuss his biological parents or how he ultimately tracked down his sister.
As it turns out, his sister is the novelist Mona Simpson, whose new book, ”A Regular Guy,” is about a Silicon Valley entrepreneur who bears a striking resemblance to Steve Jobs. After they met, Jobs forged a relationship with her, often visiting her in Manhattan, where she lived and still maintains an apartment. Theirs is a connection that, to this day, neither Jobs nor Simpson have discussed in the press, and now do so sparingly. ”My brother and I are very close,” Simpson says. ”I admire him enormously.”Jobs says only: ”We’re family. She’s one of my best friends in the world. I call her and talk to her every couple of days.”
Could it be that he is actually trying to show that not all US Citizens can produce a Long Form Original Birth Certificate?
I know, pipe dreams… But it would be really funny if he cannot provide an Official NY OBC, you know with a raised seal and all, that isn’t dated months or years after his actual birth…and actually contains details about his birth, and in reality can only provide an ABC – also know as a Certificate of Live Birth to non-adoptees?
Make sure and click on the links in the article to see his unofficial hospital birth certificate…
Watching the news this morning on NBC Good Morning America and they were talking about the Supreme Court ruling on whether a class action case against Walmart can go ahead. The case is that Walmart discriminates against their female employees. The video clip is titled Women v. Walmart and the Walmart spokesperson speaks about 1.25 minutes into the clip…and says the following quote…
The plaintiffs in this case want to lump over 1.5 million women who work for Walmart into the case even many who had ‘positive experiences’.
I have heard ‘positive experiences’ used many times over the years as a way to brush off, deny, refute an adoptee’s experience and know just how much it triggers me, but never expected to be triggered by its use in another context but here I am needing to say: Just because a person can have a positive experience they can still have been impacted in many ways, and in this aspect may have been discriminated against because they are female…how dismissive can you be?
Once again the ‘posivitive experience’ statement used to shut down and dismiss the individuals who stood up as just angry mal-adjusted and that they should just get over it…
Sex outside marriage should be illegal, says Parnell nominee
JUNEAU — Gov. Sean Parnell’s appointee for the panel that nominates state judges testified Wednesday that he would like to see Alaskans prosecuted for having sex outside of marriage.