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Jacqueline Arias Thompson said:   February 24, 2011 11:52 am PST
I was moved and inspired by what you said yesterday on the Jersey 101.5. I have been working on adoption issues for two years (well 40 years if you count my own personal 'issues') and you made me think about the rights of adoptees in a way I've never thought of before. Thank you. Keep sharing and fighting. You have many fans and supporters.

Karen Hamers said:   February 7, 2011 11:56 am PST
Reunited in the last 6 months but still without my ORIGINAL birth certificate....55 years old and my civil rights still not 100% American like everyone else...unfair. Why doesn't the ACLU take this on too?

Colleen Campbell said:   January 14, 2011 8:44 am PST
I am a original mother. My daughter was born in 1968 and I was not promised confindentiality nor did I want it. I believed always that when my daughter wanted she would find me, and I would welcome her with open arms.

Marilyn K. Phillips said:   January 12, 2011 10:58 pm PST
I am a birthmother who had no reason to need privacy. The privacy thing came thru from the parents of the birthmother. To cover the shame they felt in the era of the unwed mother... I feel the original birth certificate belongs to everyone. No question. We all need/ and or want to know where we came from. My mother was adopted and I knew nothing about my birthfathers medical info. Made for alot of blank spots on the medical info. a Dr. wants.

Anne Johnson said:   January 10, 2011 4:08 pm PST
You've got to ask "who is being served by secrecy? Who has the deep pockets and who is lobbying to keep the status quo? Not the adoptees. Anne Johnson a.mom Potsdam, NY

Rachel Smith said:   January 10, 2011 4:05 pm PST
I'm a birthmother to a daughter born in '67. I was never guaranteed a right to privacy and never wanted it. I counted the days until my daughter was 18 in hopes she would find us and/or we would have the official right to find her as an adult.

Barbara Pasternak said:   January 10, 2011 1:01 pm PST
I'm a first mom who strongly believes there's no reason for secretcy in adoption. Everyone has the right to know their ancestry. As BJ Lifton used to say, she could not change her dog's name, the ancestry went with him. But as an adoptee, her name was changed, and that is very wrong. Amended birth certificates are illegal legal papers. Good work AWOL.

nettie s.cox said:   January 10, 2011 4:11 am PST
heather mcClane,i can not get my emails to go out.i am not very good on a computer.been trying for several days,says i always have something wrong.only info ihave is,he was born 7/31/1960/elemendorf hospital,anchorage,alaska.given up first part of june 1961,welfare,state.email me or call 512-462-6031 or cell 214-310-6500.

Melissa Shelton, MAJ, USA said:   January 9, 2011 5:18 pm PST
I am an adult adoptee, adoptive mother of two and a social worker specializing in adoption. I will support these efforts in any way that I can. Thank goodness I have all of the information for our children. I had to go through hell to do my search. Even though I know everyone (and they all know about me) I would still like to see my OBC with my 'name' on it. Thank you for this website!

Linda Schellentrager said:   January 9, 2011 4:28 pm PST
I am an adoptive mom with a fully open adoption since 1992. Tear down the brick walls between people!!

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