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Jennifer E. Thomas
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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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Jennifer E. Thomas [userpic]
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

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)