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Finding common ground, it is possible…

By TAO

Red Flower by TAO 2014A comment was left here yesterday, that I declined to approve.  On the scale of some comments I have seen, it wasn’t the worst by any means.  It was though, derogatory to an entire segment of people in adoption, no exceptions, painting all with the same brush.  There is nothing to be gained by such comments except a further widening of the chasm between groups.  We can choose to come together, and agree to disagree on some points, and then, focus on points we do agree with… Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on April 8, 2014 in Adoption, Ethics

 

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Tired and angry…

By TAO

I’m angry and I am having a hard time getting past that.  It’s starting to spill over into my life and I’m not seeing the beauty in the world around me.  I don’t want that to be my norm.  Part of the reason is that I am so angry that I can’t find the words to release it, and tired that so few in adoption speak up loudly when things are not right, combined with the fact there doesn’t seem to be an end of cases that involve adoptions not being done right. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on March 9, 2014 in Adoption, adoptive parents, biological child, Ethics

 

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Because she gave me life…

By TAO

If your mom, cousin, friend, the random person on the street – said she loved her mom because she gave me life, you probably wouldn’t think anything of it other than she was explaining the most basic of all concepts – of course I love my mom – she gave me life… Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on March 1, 2014 in Adoption, adoptive parents, biological child

 

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Different story, same response…

By TAO

Please excuse the double posting of some of the tweets – first time trying this…

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Posted by on February 19, 2014 in Adoption, adoptive parents

 

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Still don’t understand what Adoptee Rights is about?

By TAO

The short version: Not all Adult Adoptees born in the USA are allowed as adults to request, and receive, their Original Birth Certificate (OBC) that non-adopted have the right to receive.

Which Adoptees are denied the right:  If they were born in a state that still has sealed records laws on the books.

You think your child is exempt because you have an open adoption: No, they still are denied the right by the state of their birth to request, and receive, their Original Birth Certificate if that state that still has sealed records laws on the books covering the year your child was born.

You made sure you got a copy of your child’s Original Birth Certificate before it was sealed:  Thank you for doing that on behalf of your child.  Your child is still denied the same right as non-adopted to request, and receive, their Original Birth Certificate if the state they were born in is a sealed records state covering the year they were born. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on January 29, 2014 in Adoption, adoptive parents

 

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Running into adoption, yet again…

By TAO

The other day, I was chatting with one of the guys in my class, talking about our stories, and I explained one of the reasons I’m there is because of being adopted, the lack of family health history that I wasn’t allowed to know, because by law I couldn’t know my family of birth.

Well, it turns out he had a couple of cousins who were adopted…  Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on January 22, 2014 in Adoption

 

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