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Wishing the best…

11 Mar

By TAO

Long-time readers know one of my biggest concerns is that adoption, in particular closed adoption, denies adoptees access to knowledge of what health issues run in their family, that kept members would be aware of.  With openness that is mitigated somewhat, provided the adoption stays open and both sides of the adoptee’s family are included, not perfect, but better.

Yet, there are still closed adoptions both domestically, and internationally beyond anyone’s control.  Sometimes, it isn’t just knowledge that is needed to make the difference.  Thankfully in this story, the family had searched for their child’s family prior to the diagnosis, and had success in finding them.

I hope everything goes well, and according to plan, my thoughts are with the family.

Stratham boy finds bone marrow match

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Posted by on March 11, 2014 in Adoption, adoptive parents, biological child

 

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4 responses to “Wishing the best…

  1. eagoodlife

    March 11, 2014 at 9:55 pm

    My thoughts are with the siblings who will be expected to provide the necessary to help their adopted brother. I hope there will be no moves to adopt them too!!Perhaps I have seen too much, know too much of how adoption works!

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    • TAO

      March 11, 2014 at 11:26 pm

      Von – being a bone marrow donor is very similar to being a blood donor now days – so I hope it is possible. I think the motives are pure seeing as how they searched and reconnected several years ago I suspect to help their son.

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      • Carlee

        March 31, 2014 at 1:00 am

        Von – I’ve been a bone marrow donor. It’s just a big needle in your hip, you don’t even have to stay in the hospital overnight and you’re back to 100% energy within three or four days. Really not a big deal for the donor!

        (This boy’s illness likely requires only stem cells, which is even less invasive — it’s just like donating blood).

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  2. Valentine Logar

    March 15, 2014 at 11:29 am

    I have a half brother who found me through my blog. Not for nefarious reasons, not because he was adopted (per se). But he found out his father, wasn’t truly his father when he was in a car accident, needed blood and neither of his ‘parents’ were a match. His mother finally had to admit to her indiscretion many years in the past. She and her husband both knew and made a choice to raise the child. My father and mother also knew. It is a strange story.

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