Tagged: birth family

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Bearing THE Mark – Grandma’s Tattoo

Religion and education run through my veins like a river  – whether you look at my adopted side or my birth side –  the lines run deep back through both lineages. They are a...

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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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Rugelachs – A Labor of Love

As mothers, there are things we do for our children because, well – we love them and it makes them happy. Rugelachs for example. I HATE making these cookies. It has to do with...

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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 – 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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