October is breast cancer, I didn’t know it but November is National Adoption Month. Click on the link if you are interested in the report that came out. I have read it a couple times and I agree with it 100%.
Adopted persons are the only individuals in the United States who, as a class, are not permitted to routinely obtain their original birth certificates. This prohibition on access to one’s personal information raises significant civil rights concerns, particularly given the growing understanding of the need to know one’s history, heritage, medical and genealogical data.
THIS is what it is about:
“In all of us there is a hunger, marrow deep, to know our heritage, to know who we are and where we have come from. Without this enriching knowledge, there is a hollow yearning; no matter what our attainments in life, there is the most disquieting loneliness.”
— Alex Haley (Roots)
I agree, at any age we are still treated as children. Missouri has some of the most strict laws. I hope to see changes in my lifetime.