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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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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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From the archives: “The Chosen Child – An Adoption Study” 1960’s

The post below from 2011 is still read fairly often, today, I went back to see what I wrote.  It’s still relevant, the myth that our era parents were told not to tell us we were adopted, still persists.  It’s also relevant as there seems to be more and more parents choosing not to tell, and saying they aren’t, publicly, and I wonder if it comes from knowing so many people who use donor sperm and/or eggs aren’t telling.  My message to both groups is two-fold; DNA testing will bring forth the truth, and, not telling, can have the unintended consequence of creating an invisible wall between you and your child.  Just tell. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on November 1, 2016 in Adoption, adoptive parents

 

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The E word

It seems bringing up the E word in adoption is wrong, silencing, makes some want to runaway as fast as possible.  I’d even say it’s close to a swear word to some in adoption.  Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on September 23, 2016 in Adoption, adoptive parents

 

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If only the adoption community could get this riled up over something important…

I get that people are upset over the comment by the commentator stating that Simone’s mom and dad might be her mom and dad but they weren’t her parents.  Numerous articles from the media, many threads on FB about it, even a petition to get him fired exists.  Perhaps he has no place being a commentator, I don’t know, don’t particularly care, and I do acknowledge I might be in the minority on this one… Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on August 9, 2016 in Adoption, adoptive parents

 

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Father’s Day…

There’s a father whose been fighting for 8 years to parent his daughter.  He’s had to fight in both Utah and Colorado courts.  Can you imagine the heartache?  The devastation?  All the time lost?  Every first he will never witness?  The memories they should have made together?  The emotional toll?  And he’s still fighting.

This is a Father…  Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on June 18, 2016 in Adoption, adoptive parents

 

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