I would very much like to see
Florida ratify a 44 year old United States Supreme Court Ruling
(passed in 1959-"The search for Anna Fisher") allowing
adoptees to have their birth records upon legal age. I am
currently searching for my birth parents but it is not easy. I
did, however, learn that my birthmom is alive and not living in
Florida and I have an Uncle and cousin. Catholic Charities will
not tell me anything else and I have my doubts about whether
what they tell me is truth! Anyhow...
I was born in St Petersburg on
December 21st, 1959 yet the birth certificate reads 12-28-58 as
date received by the registrar. My adopted dad swears I was only
5 months old so that may be a typo. My adoptive parents were one
of the first military families (Coast Guard) allowed to
adopt a child through Catholic Charities. I was placed in May of
1960 and adoption was finalized a year later. According to
my adopted mom (now deceased) I was in foster care from
birth until placement. As to hospital, not sure.
Bittenbender was the attorney,
Florence Crittenden Home is where my birthmom stayed, they
As far as the father is
concerned, according to Catholic Charities he is not listed so
he may not even know I exist! He has a right to know also!!
I am searching for my birthmom
because I need to feel whole. I need to know if there are mental
defects inherited in the family. (Mental illness such as
bi-polar disorder, chronic depression, oppositional defiance,
etc), health disorders such as diabetes, cancers, glaucoma, Alzheimer's,
Parkinson's, thyroid disorder etc. My son and I both suffer from
mental health disorders and I have Hyperthyroidism (Grave's
Disease), we are both above average intelligence and look alike
-- where does it come from? I would really like to know.
If there is a way to see my birth
records - the REAL thing - then I am all for it. This is
very important, not just to me but to others out there who are
NON-PEOPLE...no identity, no history, no past, no ancestors, no
one that is THEIR FAMILY!!