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Trying to get back on track and talk about what’s important…

I’ve had a hard time this year being able to focus on writing a post about any one subject, I can write snippets, but being able to shut off all the distractions in today’s world has often proven beyond my ability.  One thought that keeps repeating itself every time I see what’s happening in the world is “I’m glad mom and dad aren’t here to see what is happening”.  A thought I never imagined I’d ever have, let alone being willing to say out loud, but I am glad they aren’t here to see the bizarre, ugly, mean-spirited happenings in this world.  It’s ugly out there and I don’t know if it can be fixed.  Yet, the other day I reached out to you, and you responded that proved there are still good people willing to reach back.  Thank you my friends, those that commented, those that took the time to read, you ground me, all of you, you make sure I don’t feel alone in a world that has overnight become very foreign.  Now, enough of me blathering, lets talk about something else… Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on June 2, 2017 in Adoption

 

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Need A Little Help From My Friends-SB 329

By Shadow

Texas adoptees need your help! SB 329 is on the Calendar of Intent in the Texas Senate. If passed, this bill will give, all, Texas, adoptees access to their original birth certificate, without a court order. This is the last week, and chance, to get this bill heard. Please help Texas adoptees out, by making a call, sending a fax, or email to the Texas legislature, letting them know you support this bill.

We need all the help we can get. You do not have to be a Texas resident to do this. Let’s make this, finally, happen!

Please check out the “Support Texas Adoptee Rights” website for information on who to call, the phone numbers and email addresses.  It’s easy to find who to call, or email if you prefer and will only take a few minutes.  You can also support via Twitter @TxAdopteeRights

Facebook Texas Adoptee Rights

Thanks!

May 17th Ps. There is a Change Petition urging Senator Campbell to join with Senator Creighton to pass this bill.  You can find it here.

 
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Posted by on May 16, 2017 in Adoption, adoptive parents

 

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A quick shout out…

An adoptee has created a wonderful resource and is collecting not only stories, but stats!  His tweet’s today are priceless and shows the evolution of what happened in adoption history, how sealing adoption court records from the public, over the years morphed into sealing adoption court records from the one who the court records were about.

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You can follow him here: https://twitter.com/adopteelaw

 

 

 

 
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Posted by on April 14, 2017 in Adoption

 

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It was my mother’s birthday the other day…

Specifically, the birthday of my mother by birth.  The morning before, I had this thought that there was a birthday I was missing, but I had no idea whose, or even when, just that it was someone’s birthday soon, perhaps that day.  Seeing as I couldn’t figure it out I went to check my family trees to see if it was a direct line ancestor’s birthday.  I checked dad’s tree first because it’s the one I know best, nothing, so then I moved to my maternal birth family tree, and there it was, my mother’s birthday was the next day. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on March 8, 2017 in Adoption

 

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Wake Up Texas

By Shadow…

It has been over 10 years, since I, first, became involved in the fight for adoptee rights. All those years ago, I did not realize that what I had gained so easily, was a luxury to other adoptees. Sure, I had a hereditary eye disease, that would cause my total blindness, as my ace in the hole, and the knowledge of my biology handed me on a silver platter, but what was the big deal. Well, I would soon find out. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on December 13, 2016 in Uncategorized

 

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Again…

Dr. Donna Campbell, a Texas legislator has written a preemptive letter against Texas changing the law that seals an adult adoptee’s original birth certificates away from them.  As I read the letter, it made me feel like adoptees aren’t part of families who adopt and birth parents who place.  No room at the table for adult adoptees.  She does state accommodations can be made to provide medical history, and notes there is already a way for an adoptee to get their original birth certificate, I.e. if they know the name of the parent(s) on the original birth certificate… Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on December 10, 2016 in Adoption, adoptive parents

 

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You can’t change the definition of adoptee rights…

I’m exhausted today, so I’m reading pages on Facebook to whittle away the day.  And my wanderings took me to looking at posts with the hashtag #AdopteeRights, one correct, the other one – not so much.. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on July 14, 2016 in Adoption, adoptive parents

 

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Some adoption history…

It’s been rainy and cold lately, and having nothing to do (or want to do), I’ve gone to The Adoption History Project website to read.  Here are a few short articles I’ve read recently that you may find interesting. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on June 11, 2016 in Adoption, adoptive parents

 

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Talk about the forever child…

Upfront, I know next to nothing about Nebraska’s adoption laws so feel free to correct my interpretation of how it plays out for an adoptee seeking info.  I’d be happy to be wrong…please read Shea’s comment that explains the different dates that apply, what changed – Thank you Shea… Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on April 13, 2016 in Adoption, adoptive parents

 

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The Faces of Missouri Adoptee Rights…

Please watch at least the first video clip from the news, these are the faces of the adoptee rights movement in Missouri.  There is a clean bill working its way through the legislature.  The sponsor/author is also an adoptee. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on February 4, 2016 in Adoption, adoptive parents

 

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Misinformation…

Methinks someone needs to do her research before opening said mouth… Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on December 19, 2015 in Adoption, adoptive parents

 

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How did you feel…

I’m trying something new.  New is scary for me, but, it’s something I’ve thought of doing for a while on many different topics.  I decided to start with adoptee rights which means that there are two different questions for adoptees, and a third question for other voices.  Hopefully, hearing feelings of others may convince people to change their mind and support upcoming legislation.

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Posted by on September 16, 2015 in Adoption

 

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