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adoption/please be gentle on adoptees *PART TWO*

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The Bag

The Bag Report 6 May 2005 20:18

Hi all, seem to have re-awakened this thread, which is always good to see. Well, Jules, things are moving fast- If you've found the house at auction just don't bid OTT to get to where you want- Hey that's nothing to do with adoption so tell me to 'nose out'- just know what i mean. Everyone else ''Hi''- kkep us posted! Jess

Unknown

Unknown Report 6 May 2005 19:20

Hi Sheila, Found a house. Put in an offer so it's just a waiting game now! OUr house is about to go on the market on Monday. Just hope we get an offer before the 28th! That's when the house we want goes to auction! My brother goes home tomorrow evening. I'm thinking of going to the airport to see him off but I'm a little scared to ask if it's ok! Isn't that daft at my age? 31 for those who don't know! I'm really going to miss him. I am going to ask him to be Godfather for my little one. Hope everyone is ok. Love Jules xx

Sheila

Sheila Report 5 May 2005 21:52

Hi Guys, Just wanted to check in and see how everyone is getting on and look at all the Good News! reckon we call this the Adoptees Sucess Board now Jess :O) Hi Julia, I am so very very pleased for you, at long last contact! it was great that your cousin was able to smooth the way for you, but its great to know that both your birth mother and brother want to meet with you, guess you can see who you take after now, have a brilliant re-union. Jules, Great to see things went well with your brother, so he's good looking is he? must be in the genes :O) guess you will be of to Holland soon, any Luck with a house yet? Janet Nice to see you have joined us. welcome to Sue also, when you get your adoption records maybe you will have more to go on. Kelly, Have your heard from Worcester Social Services yet? try to keep on their good side because they can be an ally in this, they can give you non-specific information, eg. the area she went to what her parents did for a living etc, this can all help. also it makes not difference that her adoption was private so was mine these details will still be in her court records if they access them. Anyway Glad to hear that things are going so well for you, for everyone else Good Luck, with your continued search. Sheila

Unknown

Unknown Report 5 May 2005 18:59

FAO: Joan Allen Hi Joan, been trying to email you but having difficulty. Can you contact me Re: The Bristol Meet raffle prize. Many thanks, Donna

Unknown

Unknown Report 5 May 2005 16:47

Hi Sue My birth mother had two sons in addition to me who she kept (not as heartless as that sounds) and we all have a different father! I've never asked her about my birth father, I have snippets of info from my adoption file but I'm waiting until she raises the subject....if she ever does! Lou

Sue

Sue Report 5 May 2005 16:44

Hi Jess My birth mum had two children,my half brother who was born in 1968 and me who was born in 1971,we dont have the same father as far as I know.You have me thinking now!!!!! On our birth certificates it doesn't have fathers details on them. I am waiting to hear back from my social worker as I have requested my adoption records, she should have them around the end of may. Sue

Unknown

Unknown Report 5 May 2005 16:18

Julia That's brilliant news. From someone who has recently met with her birth mother for the first time, I can understand how you are feeling at the moment. Take it slow and steady, don't be rushed into anything until you're ready to do it and above all, enjoy your new found family Lou

Unknown

Unknown Report 5 May 2005 15:07

Hi Julia, That's wonderful news. I'm so happy for you. Enjoy your reunion. Love Jules x

Julia

Julia Report 5 May 2005 14:44

Hi Shelia, Joan, and every one who has helped. just to let you know my cousin went to see my birth mother last night, she phoned me while she was with her, i spoke to my BIRTH MUM AND BROTHER!!! we all had lots of tears and spoke for ages they want to meet up with me very soon. I cant belive it after really struggling to find them, thanks for all your help. Joan if you had not spotted my cousin using this site i would still be struggling, so a BIG BIG BIG THANK YOU. My brother emailed me a picture of my him, my b/m and half sister and brother. my b/m looks just like me and my brother has the same nose and cheeks!! I will let you know any further develpoments. Julia XX

The Bag

The Bag Report 5 May 2005 09:18

Hi Sue - welcome to the gang! seems you are doing well in your search - i assume from what you say you were not the only child your B/M gave for adoption and that you have a brother. Do you share the same father too? My birth sister and I do, which is supposed to be quite unusual as ours weren't married Jess

Sue

Sue Report 5 May 2005 09:10

Hi I am an adoptee and a year ago I found my birth mum we have been writing to each other ever since,finding her was very easy as she had married and the divorce and went back to her maiden name,finding my brother is proving to be very difficult at the moment,I have just written to where his adoption records are and am waiting for them to contact me. Just thought I'd say hi to all the other adoptees on here and good luck with your searches. Sue

Janet

Janet Report 4 May 2005 18:36

Birth name...janet mary ward D.O.B 30th july 1960 brother ...... ward D.O.B 31st may 1962 both from hythe kent. Where are you ?

Unknown

Unknown Report 4 May 2005 16:39

Just got back from meeting my little brother. HE IS GORGEOUS!!! He says I look like Dad. He and I have the same unique sense of humour and look alike. I can't believe I have met him. His girlfriend is lovely too. Unfortunately I don't speak Dutch as yet. I will have do something about that! A's English is very good. His Mum is very pleased that we have met and has extended a welcome to visit anytime we are in Holland. I have offered the same welcome to them. As much as I love my sister J, I do feel closer to A. It's hard to explain. I don't really understand it myself, to be honest. It was great to see Grandad again. I can't wait to move nearer. That way I can spend more time with him. With Grandad I feel a kind of peace. I don't feel the need to chat all the time with him. We just seem to know what each other is thinking and understand each other so well. Anyhow, I'm off now. Take care Love Jules x

The Bag

The Bag Report 4 May 2005 09:55

can i bring this back to the top- seem to have a new influx of adoptees! jess

Unknown

Unknown Report 3 May 2005 08:43

Hi guys, Just popped in to say hi. I'm going to meet my brother this week. He is flying in from Holland with his girlfriend on Thursday. I'm so nervous. I have nothing to wear and I have never driven to the airport before. After I pick them up, I then have to find my way to my Grandad's! I can only pray I don't get lost! Hope everyone is ok. Will chat later. Take care. love Jules xx

Kelly

Kelly Report 2 May 2005 06:10

thanks guys, and good luck lorraine hope it all goes well for you! best wishes to you all. kel

Debby

Debby Report 30 Apr 2005 14:27

Nudged for Sally

Rainey

Rainey Report 30 Apr 2005 07:46

hi everyone......have been away for a bit as i had connection problems, but at long last i am back online. i am glad everyones searches are going well, i have a lot of catching up to do. some of you already know that my birth mum dosent wish to be reunited with me, so i was waiting for my letter from smedley hydro to start the ball rolling for me to view my adoption file well the letter arrived on tuesday of this week, but the lady who is dealing with it is on annual leave until may 4th just my luck a bit more waiting lol story of my life.....will fill you in when i find out some more info with love lorraine

Geraldine

Geraldine Report 30 Apr 2005 05:33

Jess In regards to the Index of the Adopted Children Register at the FRC... you are entitled to your opinion that only adoptees should view it. However, it's not my opinion and I was merely answering Kellys' question of ideas to try in order for her to locate her sister. As the laws stand at the moment in England Wales it is lawful for anyone to view the Index and purchase 'Adoption Certificates. I also realize there is no way of cross referencing birth/adoptive names, but I think having the same date and place of birth on the adoption certificate against the original birth certificate will give a good indication it's the same person. Geraldine

Julia

Julia Report 29 Apr 2005 18:02

Hi all just want to keep you updated, my cousin, emailed me tonight she said she is seeing my birth mother on Wed 4th may. Oh my god this is it! I will know soon whether my b/m wants to know or not, really scarey stuff. I wont be able to concentrate at work on wednesday. I will let you know, wish me luck Julia XX