July 19, 2007
"I Have a Dream"
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I was just at Mardel's (they are having a great sale today) and it was packed! Anyway, I picked up a calender of history facts and when I looked down at August 28th, I got goose-bumps!
It is the anniversary of the day Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his "I've Got a Dream" speech in 1963. Just a few short years ago he was speaking out about the sad fact that black people were not given the same right as white people to even eat in the same restaurant. Now, years later, people applaud his efforts, but at the time, he was far from honored.
Adoptees feel like 2nd class citizens because we cannot go into the Vital Stats office like everyone else and request our own birth certificate, with factual information about our own identity, biology, heritage, and birth, even as adults.
This HAS to be a good sign - our Oklahoma Interim Study hearing on adult adoptee's access to thier OBC's will be on August 28th - a wonderful anniversary of civil rights. Also, the very same week, August 26th, is the anniversary of the passing of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution (1920), the Women's Right to Vote. Wow!
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