The following teaser is from an article dealing adoption reunion issues, found at the wcsh6.com website. Not only is the article interesting, but the comments also add a lot of insight into what adoptees go through in attempting to locate and reunite with their birth parents. It’s not always pretty…
LEWISTON (NEWS CENTER) – A new law that opens previously sealed birth records is opening up a new world for adoptees.
Dan Companion is one of those people. In January, he flew from Florida to Maine and stood in line with a dozen people outside a state office building. When the doors opened, Dan got to see his original birth certificate for the first time and learn the name of the woman who gave birth to him.
For nearly 40 years Jeanne Lacourse kept a secret from everyone except a few close family members. In 1969, 19-year-old Jeanne was living with her parents when she gave birth to a baby boy. She says back then a young single mother raising a child on her own was not an option. Her parents arranged for the child to be taken away and put up for adoption.
Earlier this year she received a phone call.
“Well the phone rang, it was around noon time. He said did January 26, 1969 have any meaning to me and I answered maybe and then he said this Dan Companion and I believe I’m your son. I think at first I just went into total shock,” she said.
Read the full article and the comments.