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Worth the read…

By TAO

An article by Claudia Y. Vercellotti, rebutting an editorial about the new Ohio state law:  New State Law is a welcome start

Editorial she’s talking about: New State Law Could Be Risky

 

 
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Posted by on May 20, 2015 in Adoption

 

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Teen years…

By TAO

Lori has good post up today that’s well worth reading about Dear Abby.  It’s also a very timely post, as last night I was thinking about how confusing it was to be an adoptee at that age.  Specifically, early teens, and how I reacted while trying to define my identity, it was not a wonderful time, to put it mildly.

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Posted by on May 17, 2015 in Adoption, adoptive parents

 

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Fear…

By TAO

Most of you know I came on-line after I got sick.  It was the catalyst for a huge change in my life in many ways, one of those changes was exploring my adoption, delving into the history, and how many others had similar stories, and/or feelings surrounding adoption.  I didn’t start on-line intending to focus on adoption, that came later, rather, to learn about my disease, what it meant, how others were affected, and I found an amazing group of women just like me.

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Posted by on May 13, 2015 in Adoption, adoptive parents

 

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Bits and Bobs…

By TAO

Also known as: Some good, some bad, some down right horrible things (in no particular order) to consider reading about.

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Posted by on May 9, 2015 in Adoption, adoptive parents

 

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Tired of adopted adults being referred to as children…

By TAO

I read the article below, and my first thoughts were – they are a wee-bit late with their offers of help, and pronouncing they know best how an adoption search should happen in Illinois.  Then my thoughts wandered from why now three years after the law restored the right for adoptees to receive their original birth certificate, to, who do they think they are.  (read the article first).

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Posted by on May 5, 2015 in Adoption, adoptive parents

 

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Sunday morning read…

By TAO

Everything you ever wanted to know about adoptees can be found in this one article.  Not really.  But it is the perfect article to show how:

  • why telling is a must (yes, some still don’t),
  • not knowing leaves a hole that gnaws at your soul,
  • that despite that hole – adoptees live lives just like you,
  • that the wanting to know, is often generational…
  • utterly ridiculous sealed records laws are, as if an 84-year-old doesn’t deserve the respect to know where he comes from, if he has family, and have answers to the mystery that has sat with him for well over half a century…

It’s a wonderful story to read over a cup of coffee…it really is: At long last, a family tree for Eugene adoptee

 
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Posted by on April 26, 2015 in Adoption, adoptive parents

 

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