In just five days on March 20, the estimated 400,000 people adopted in Ohio between 1964 and 1996 will be able to request and obtain their original birth certificates, and I am even more thrilled now than I was at the end of 2013, when legislation was finally passed to restore this right to us. … Continue reading Congratulations Ohio Adoptees!
I used to think of myself as unique in a not-so-good way. I thought of myself as different from everyone else because of not being physically related to anyone. Of course, there were people out there who shared my DNA, I just didn't know any of them. I saw myself as an anomaly that probably no one … Continue reading Search, Research, Self, Connection
These first three months of 2013 have just whizzed by for me. Priority number one has been finishing my Capstone thesis, which I'm thrilled to say has been signed off on by both of my advisors. Only the oral defense remains. I'm set to graduate with a Master of Arts in Professional Writing on May … Continue reading What’s Going On – March, 2013
The Adoptee Rights Coalition has organized a demonstration to take place today during the National Conference of State Legislators in Chicago. Specifically, they will be trying to open the legislators' eyes to the plight of adult adoptees in forty-four states who are not allowed to have a copy of their own original birth certificates. What … Continue reading Adoptee Rights Demonstration Today in Chicago