Category: Adoption

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I’m From …

Today marks the beginning of my 49th year on this planet (I know — I don’t look that old (thank you ;), and WOW — next year I turn the big 5-0!!!). In honor...

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Four Days to Family – What’s in a Name? (Chapter 6, part 3)

“Who knows a man’s name, holds that man’s life in his keeping.” ― Ursula K. Le Guin, A Wizard of Earthsea Another IM came up from AKRONOH. “Call your adopted Mom and ask her what...

Four Days to Family – Mom Leona (Chapter 6, part 2) 2

Four Days to Family – Mom Leona (Chapter 6, part 2)

Another IM came up from AKRONOH. “Call your adopted Mom and ask her what your birth name was. I am going to email you a list of baby girls born on your date of...

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Four Days to Family – First-mothers Respond (Chapter 4, Pt 2)

“Almost every graduating class had a girl who disappeared. Everyone knew where she had gone, and that she had most likely been told ‘If you love your child you must give it up, move...

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Four Days to Family – Search Angels (Chapter 5 and 6)

“You may want to try contacting a search angel.”  The words jumped out at me as I read the email. What exactly was a search angel? I had never heard of such a thing....

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Four Days to Family – Finding Family (Chapter 3 and 4)

Chapter Three September 5, 2003- 3:20pm The airport loomed around me in its entirety. I am always in awe at this intimidating location, and I never cease to be amazed by the savvy travelers...

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Four Days to Family – “Too Many Questions, Never Enough Answers” (Chapter 2)

“In 1882 Charles Crittenton, a wealthy New Yorker, lost his 4-year-old daughter, Florence, to scarlet fever. This tragedy moved him toward philanthropic work and he started the Florence Night Mission in New York, a...

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Four Days to Family – THE Call (Chapter 1, Pt 2)

Ohio House Bill 84 required adoptions between January 1, 1964 and September 18, 1996 to have their “official adoption records sealed unless the birth-parent signed a waiver allowing the record to be shared.” Even...

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Four Days to Family – Start with the Ending (Chapter 1, Pt.1)

Prologue to this blog post: Fate has an interesting way of working out. One can travel many winding roads, wondering if they have lost their way or taken a wrong turn. We try our...

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Four Days to Family-Unanswered Questions

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