Mississippi Adoption Laws
Access to Adoption Records Who May Access Information Citation: Ann. Code § 93-17-207 Nonidentifying information may be provided to:The adoptee who is age 18 or older The adoptive parent The legal guardian or custodian of an adoptee The offspring or birth sibling of an adoptee if the... International Soundex Reunion Registry
Most adoptees wonder about their genetic origins and their health, but where do they go to learn about their birth family's medical history? It was not until Emma May Vilardi began looking for the reasons behind the many illnesses that she had suffered that she learned that ancestors and genetics... Giving My First Son Up For Adoption
On March 2, 1982 I gave birth to a beautiful baby boy in Phoenix, AZ. I had turned 16 years old four weeks before his birth. My own mother had died 2 years before, and my father had kicked me out of his house. I was living with a friend's family at the time I gave birth. I wanted to finish high... Search Basics for Beginners - searching for birthfamily
"Are you searching?" This is the first question one adoptee or birth parent generally asks another in an online meeting, and if the answer is "no," it's often followed by, "but I'm thinking about it." There are literally hundreds of chat rooms, bulletin boards, and...
TRA Gratitude Project: Days 4 - 7 (Belated)
November 11, 2013, 7:43 am
To catch up on the Gratitude Project, I will cover a few days at a time. I must admit that using micro-blogging sites like Twitter and Facebook makes it easy to pop up a gratitude statement each day. However, I'm hoping that you are returning here, dear readers, for the explanations WHY I'm... Why Do You Care?
August 14, 2013, 1:07 pm
Being adopted was no big deal for me. It was my reality. As a teenager and young adult I was often asked, "Why do you care?" While this sounds like an innocent question it actually was a reminder that being adopted was being different.
Why did I care? I guess the traditional answer of having... The journey ends...sorta
August 24, 2013, 4:14 pm
As I mentioned in an earlier post, I was able to secure by original birth certificate and learned that I had an older sibling. My birth mother was from Ohio and my birth father was Hispanic and from Texas. I cried all the way home from picking up the certificate. I was sure that the first child...
I'll Be Waiting
My story begins at age 9 when I learned that I was adopted. It was a heartbreaking day and even though I was given the "you were chosen" story, I could tell that I was not a real part of my... Meeting My Family
The intercom burst into life with the customary 'ding-dong' - "British Airways announces that flight BA6209 from Johannesburg has landed". I sat upright and came out of the depths of my... Adoption Search Trials and Tribulations in Washington State
10/95I was born November 19, 1969 in Spokane, Washington and placed for adoption with my adoptive family in December of 1970. I have always known I was adopted and aside from calling my adoptive...
Ancestors and Kin of James Henry Decker - Person Page 88
Original birth certificate, 22/08/1773 ARTHUR JANET ANDREW ARTHUR/JEAN ALLISON FR61 F Houston and Killellan /RENFREW 565/ 0010 0057. John Arthur 1. M, b. 12 October 1783 John Arthur was born on 12 October 1783 at Houston, ...
Bill of Exchange, Birth Certificate - Docstoc.com
If one of the 21 birth parents named on the original birth certificate 22 filed a Birth Parent Preference Form and selected 23 Option E, and there is no proof of death in ...
Ancestors and Kin of James Henry Decker - Person Page 87
Original birth certificate, 22/08/1773 ARTHUR JANET ANDREW ARTHUR/JEAN ALLISON FR61 F Houston and Killellan /RENFREW 565/ 0010 0057. Original birth certificate, 08/08/1778 ARTHUR AGNES ANDREW ARTHUR/JEAN ALLISON FR70 F Houston and Killellan /RENFREW 565/ 0010 0066. Original ...