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It's almost like there are these periods where our relationship is smooth and steady, and then there are times when it's like standing on the edge of this gorgeous, wonderful waterfall and just letting yourself drop, knowing that there's a safe pool of water ready to catch you at bottom. You take the plunge and you're in wayyyy over your head, but oh man, it's exhilarating, it's breathtaking, it's just incredible and you feel better than you ever have before and the water is cool and refreshing and exactly what you needed.

Sam is my waterfall.

- LJ entry from 8/2005


Every Human Has Rights

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Texas is out to screw adoptees

I just sent the following emails to the TX senators and reps on the committees for the following bills:


As a birthmother who gave up a child for adoption in 1981, I feel that the two bills referenced in the subject line should go down before they get out of committee.

Birthmothers such as I give up our right to privacy when it comes to the needs of the children we brought into this world. These kids didn't ask to be born, we brought them here, and to deny them information about their heritage, their family medical history, and suchlike is tantamount to child neglect or abuse. If a girl comes from a family with a history of breast cancer, she needs to know this. If a boy's mother was a carrier of Von Willebrand's or hemophilia, he needs to know.

But beyond the need to know medical information, the need to have a SENSE of SELF, to know one's cultural/racial heritage, what one's ancestors did, is a basic human right.

If, as birthmothers, we wanted total privacy from the children we brought into this world, we should have chosen abortion. Our right to privacy ENDS when it affects another person's life so profoundly.

Borderline symptom of the day: angryangry
adoptees rights


I really hate to say this... But this is one area where I can't agree with you. I think there are circumstances where the child should get just the medical history from the biological parentage and nothing else.

At least until the kid is 18, at which time the child should be given all the information necessary to find at least the mother.

If you want I'll explain to you why I feel this way. However, I won't do it on LJ. Lj is too public.

I can think of a thousand reasons why just disagreeing with j3nny3lf is just... driving me up the wall, but I don't want to cause a problem...

So I will just say this.

I really hate to say this... But I cannot agree with you. And I'm fuming for it. Keep in mind, tonight I was ranting about other things, so I'm already pissed off. So. It's not necessarily you. It's me, being irritated out of my mind -already-, and thus not being able to contain myself. There you go.

Well, for what it's worth, I can't get mad at anyone who disagrees with me on this. I know I'm probably not in the popular opinion.

All I'll say is that I have very personal reasons for feeling as I do.

I do apologize for upsetting you. My intent was not - and is not - to upset or piss off j3nny3lf or anyone who reads her lj.

Again, I apologize for any and all distress my comment caused.

Again, the distress was not really your fault. I'm just already pissed off, and so... I'm a little volatile and unreasonable right now. =P

That's more than understandable. We all have moments of being volatile and unreasonable. Humans are by no means perfect. =P

And my fault or not, I stand by my apology. And extend it to all who come here, see my comment and are bothered by it.

edited for icon because i'm a dumbass and used the wrong one. *face palm*

Edited at 2009-05-17 07:28 am (UTC)

J3nny3lf isn't pissed at either of you, so NYEH!