Mother and Child

Mother and Child
Painting by Pablo Picasso

Monday, November 29, 2010

The Hidden Loss - Intense and Understanding....Real

This link connects to a beautifully written statement with regard to adoption, the loss and the repercussions....An interesting statement to the entirety.

The Hidden Loss

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Single Miss - by Celeste Billhartz

Single Miss

©2003 and ©2010 Celeste Billhartz

Heretofore, primordial gore
Landed on some fertile shore
Snuggled up with full intent
To spawn some eggy firmament

Ever since, the fish and fowl
Cats and bears and hounds that howl
Find themselves enamoured true
A few for life ... affixed like glue.

God designed the human womb
Made it fertile very soon
Filled the twosome with desire
A look, a touch ignites the fire.

Man and woman, humankind
Cupid's arrow in their behind
Both are sodden and serene
Soon a baby's on the scene.

Hounds and whales and bears and sheep
Close to mother babies keep
Nursing 'til they've had their fill
Keeps away the bugs and chill.

Humans, on the other hand,
Insist their Moms have wedding band
Thus, infant born to single Miss
Is quickly sold to those deemed fit.

More valued they, with treasure chest
Than grieving Mom with milky breast ...
That motherhood be so defined
Never entered God's good mind.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

The Declassified Adoptee: The History of "Openness"

The OBC - original birth certificate - being hidden or restricted has created an entire movement within the adoption community. It is, from the mothers and adoptees, viewed as the ultimate hide the reality of who an adoptee was to them. Read on:

The Declassified Adoptee: The History of "Openness"

Thursday, November 18, 2010

"The Forgotten Maggies" -

I recently watched a video linked on another blog page about the Magdelaine Houses in Ireland.  The horrific thing is that it was even longer for them than the rest of us.....their shame was lifetime and enforced....

These women deserve our respect, admiration and most of all, their lives back.

Monday, November 15, 2010

A Prayer For Truth - C Billhartz

Celeste touches my heart in so many ways.  Wise and kind.  Most of all, she is a real person....she is an adoptee...Please watch.

Prayer For Truth

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Medical Records and Adoption

When researching adoption, after the fact, I found the one thing that shocked me.  The one thing that made absolutely no sense....

Adoptees can't get their medical records without a court order.  That is true of most places.  Especially with sealed records and the simple fact that most of us don't know our family medical history when we are so young.

For me, this particular article hit home - hard.

Your Mother Would Know