January 1, 2010
Wishing everyone a Bright & Blessed New Year 2010!
I wanted to share the blog of a new friend and great writer, Amanda, "The Declassified Adoptee". I think she made a most profound statement on her blog to start 2010:
"...a question that might help you decide in political matters that don't concern you: "would the world be a better place if EVERYONE were treated this way?" If it's not OK to treat everyone on a global level to be denied original identity, on-going family medical history and biological heritage, then it isn't OK to deny adoptees either."
That sounds a lot like "The Golden Rule" to me!
I had a nice New Year's morning surprise this morning when I happened to flip to a channel just as the Dr. Seuss movie, "Horton Hears a Who" was starting...got to watch it all the way through (for the first time). Adoptees, first parents, adoptive parents, and ethical professionals ~ let's work to bring our voices together and make enough noise this year to ensure our leaders hear us. This restoration of adoptee's dignity and right to obtain our unfalsified original record of birth is long past due. Millions of adopted individuals and those after us deserve it ~ Unlock our lives.
‘‘even though you can’t see or hear them at all, a person’s a person, no matter how small’’ ~ Horton