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Politics [Apr. 23rd, 2010|12:33 am]
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Since there's all this pre-election bollocks going on, does anyone here have a clue what any of the parties stances are on the subject of adoption?

xposted all over the place
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UK-based Adoptee Fora [Nov. 27th, 2009|05:58 pm]
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Some months ago (four according to to Y!A), I asked a question over at Y!A: Know of any good UK adoptee forums?

I still haven't found anything fitting the description, so in the few days downtime I've given myself off college, I created:

UK Adoptees
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Feel free to come and play. :)
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(no subject) [Sep. 1st, 2009|05:37 pm]
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Hi there, yesterday I found out that my parents adopted me as an embryo and I am therefore not genetically related to any of my family.

I was wondering if anyone else was in the same situation? I've not found much information on this happening in the UK. I'm 18 and born in 1991 which makes it even more strange in my eyes? I can't imagine that this happened much in those days? It seems even now to be a very touchy subject?

Apparently a couple can only donate if they have carried two pregnancies to term, therefore I would presume that I have two older siblings. Apparently I was also a twin but the other embryo didn't survive.

Does anyone know under what circumstances a couple donate embryos, is it only spare embryos after they have tried IVF?

I'm thinking of finding out about my natural parents if not to see what they're like just to find out about my medical history etc.

Also, my mother believed that I had previously thought that I was adopted but honestly, I had NO idea! Therefore they did not break the news to me very well and to be honest I am really quite shocked and confused. Has anyone else had the same experience? I honestly thought that I fitted into this family, I even look like the siblings in this family. It took me a while to believe that my parents were actually telling me the truth.

Any thoughts on the matter would be appreciated! Thank you!
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How I deal with it. [Aug. 28th, 2009|09:27 am]
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I found this website so useful it deals with everything and the advice they gave me was so good : www.weunderstandu.co.uk maybe some of you should try it...

much love

how is everyone today?

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(no subject) [Sep. 15th, 2008|06:07 pm]
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[Current Location |uk]
[Current Mood |crappycrappy]
[Current Music |sometimes you cant make it on your own- U2]

I am 17.

I was adopted when I was 7

i have two siblings and a dad iv never met and know nothing about

I havent seen my mum since i was 5, i still love her even though she did terrible things to me including taking drugs around me and allowing her boyfriends to sexually abuse me when i was less than 4.

i am 18 in 4 days, then i can legally see her and find my dad and siblings

i hate my life

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MTV True Life [Aug. 20th, 2008|10:24 am]
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Hey guys -

I hope you do not mind me posting in this community. I am a casting agent for MTV: True Life and I just want to let you know that we're currently looking to cast an episode called True Life: I'm Looking For My Sibling. We're exploring many different angles of sibling separation, one of those being adoption. If anyone is currently looking for their sibling and is interested in participating in this documentary, please let me know. You can contact me at sibling@mtvn.com or +1 (212) 654-4992.


MTV True Life

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A blog added [Aug. 12th, 2008|08:27 pm]
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Damn but it's still quiet in here. I can't believe those few of us listed in the user info. can be the only ones in the UK who were adopted and've made it on to LJ!

Anywho, I've added rh_adoption_rss to the syndication list.

Robin is someone I encountered on the uk.people.adoption newsgroups, and he's still being very vocal about adoption, and the laws surrounding it.
I am a Barnardo's adoptee and sibling to six other adoptees. I traced all of my surviving family at a time (only ten to fourteen years ago) when tracing adoptees was frowned upon in the UK. We're all one big happy family again now, well near enough. I am now an independent researcher in to adoption and lobbyer (lobbyist?) on post-adoption and open records issues. I want to see adoption and fostering and guardianship as open processes throughout life with no unnecessary secrecy involved at any point. My misson on this blog is to publicise what is wrong and what is right with the way in which those who were and are 'looked after children' are treated by the agencies and the courts
Oh, and blame Trisha Goddard for rattling my adoption cage again - she had a reunion story on this morning (yes, I know, daytime TV is the spawn of Satan :p).
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(no subject) [Apr. 15th, 2006|05:40 pm]
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Hi, I'm new! *Waves*

I'm 21 and was adopted at ~18 months. I'm kinda interested in meeting my birth parents, but don't have a clue about how to go about it. Oh, and there's a problem with that also. My mother is Canadian, and moved back to Canada when her and my father split up.
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(no subject) [Feb. 27th, 2006|12:40 am]
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Is both parents giving up a child for adoption anything like parents separating and moving out, considering the amount of cases where the child/ren lose contact with the non-resident parent (looking from the PoV of both the parents and the kids)?

crossposted to adoptedintheuk, adoptiondebate and booju_mooju.
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Intro. [May. 2nd, 2005|02:26 pm]
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[Current Music |Eminem - Crazy In Love]

I was adopted at 7 months old. It was a closed adoption, and afaik, I've never encountered any of my b/relatives since. My a/parents have never hid that I'm adopted from me, and I remember talks when I was small (~3 or 4), standing by the bath with my Mom in it, that started with the immortal line "Mom, tell me again how you got me..."

Growing up adopted was /weird/ though. I kept hearing about these abandonment issues that I must have, whenever I was doing something people thought I shouldn't be doing... even as an adult! It took me until ~the start of this year to figure out that actually no, I don't have abandonment issues; I'm just willing to bend the rules people live by to get what I want.

I'd be interested in meeting up with my b/family, if only to check on any medical history kinda stuff I should be on the look out for, and to be able to say "yeah look, it turned out well, so don't beat yourself up if you was".

And that's about as much as I can think of to say about it atm. It's not that I don't wanna talk about it or anything, just that there's not a lot to say about it any more.
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