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    Title:  I Don’t Remember His Name-Blog Post #1 Title:  I Don’t Remember His Name-Blog Post #1

    Title: I Don’t Remember His Name-Blog Post #1

Title: I Don’t Remember His Name-Blog Post #1

Subtitle:  Do I Matter? An Adoptee’s Perspective through Her Relationships

I learned of my own adoption shortly after my fifteenth birthday while growing up in the Middle East, and it came as a shock. Two weeks after my mother returned from attending her mother’s funeral in Germany, I had an important question for Mom. I had no idea that those irresistible urges to snoop inside of Mom’s jewelry box would jumpstart my journey of self-discovery. What I’d most recently discovered inside of the Syrian jewelry box was entirely different from the truth I’d known my entire young life. I noticed that the date inscribed on the inner band of Mom’s wedding band was 1962, two years after my birth in 1960. I thought it odd, then deduced that they’d simply married two years later and six months before my brother, Dennis, was born. I knew that I could handle anything […]

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A recent New York Times article by Herszenhorn and Eckholm, “Putin Signs Bill That Bars U.S. Adoptions, Upending Families” ; it states that a significantly large number of children are without parental custody in Russia. I remain deeply concerned about this heart-wrenching news. My prayers go out to Robert and Kim Summers of Freehold, N.J. hoping that they will reunite with their Russian boy after waiting two years.

 

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1. “Putin Signs Bill That Bars U.S. Adoptions, Upending Families”, New York Times, December, 2012, “A version of this […]