Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Bless Her Heart

My mom didn't know that adult adoptees from the 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s, and even 80s don't have access to their information. 

We were talking about how we hope Gov. Christie from NJ doesn't run for President because he doesn't like public school or civil servants much.  Then I told her about the bill waiting on Christie's signature so adoptees could have access to their OBCs (Original Birth Certificates).  Well my mom was confused.  She wondered why that needed to be a law since adoption is more open now and everyone has full disclosure. 

Bless her heart.....she thought everyone knew what their birth families names were at least because I know Tigger's and have her hospital birth records. 

She then furrowed her brow and said "that's not nice".  I said "nope" and we went on with whatever we were doing. 
Check out my parents getting all hot and bothered by adoption stuff they had no idea about. 


Deb said...

That's sweet. So much better then my mom's response to getting a new birth certificate.

Anonymous said...

Dannie - I don't think many people realize this. Everyone assumes people have equal rights until they realize there is this excluded group called adoptees. Tell your mom about RI senate saying adult adoptees aren't mature enough until they are 30 to see their OBC.

DannieA said...

yeah just have been reading about that. Something for discussion!