I can, so, relate to this Twitter post and thread, make sure you read the comments.
Over 30 years ago, I, because of being diagnosed with a hereditary eye disease that you all know cost me my sight, I was able to gain access to my non-identifying adoption information. I can still vividly remember that day when I went to the agency for my “counseling”, and received that information. That was a very emotional and life changing day for me.
That information was something I treasured.
Imagine how angry I was when I found my biological families, and found that a large part of that information was incorrect! They could not even get right the color of my mother’s eyes! I can’t tell you how that infuriates me, and, now, you know one of the many reasons I speak out, and fight for all adoptees to have access to their original births certificates, and all closed adoption records to be opened. Many states, and many countries have done this. Sadly, many have not, and adoptees are still being denied their basic human right of their own biological history.
WE all have the right to know where, and who, we came from! WE have the right to our truth! Those innocent babies all grow up, and we have the right to have our questions answered, truthfully, and factually. Sometimes, it can save our lives.
With ancestry DNA testing today, along with Facebook, and other social media, the archaic, adoption practices are even more ridiculous! I know how this adoptee feels, and there is no good reason for this sort of thing to continue! No one should have to endure this indignity!
It’s time for change!