deception

Our Given Name

Our Given Name

They must have known I lost my name and wrote this clever, fun book for once-little girls just like me. Maybe I could write my own book…

Be that one person…

Be that one person…

You couldn’t pay me a half-million dollars to want to be the rich daughter again. It comes at such a high price. My stepfather had told my…

Is there such a thing as a coincidence?

Is there such a thing as a coincidence?

If you know my life story…there are way too many coincidences. I was born in Reno, NV, and placed for adoption at birth. The judge who handled…

Not just a simple error…

Not just a simple error…

I can’t even imagine … if I had been DENIED a copy of my only birth certificate, the one that should have been sealed in the courts….

“Deception is a cruel act… It often has many players on different stages that corrode the soul.”

“Deception is a cruel act… It often has many players on different stages that corrode the soul.”

My adoptive mother and stepfather obviously had a lot of clout. A number of years ago when I petitioned the courts for my adoption records, I received…

Holding it Together

Holding it Together

Dear Dad, I wish I could still look at you through a child’s innocent eyes and remember the fond memories we once shared. You filled a special…

The Forbidden Questions

The Forbidden Questions

I’m still trying to finish this in time for my niece’s (my father’s granddaughter’s) birthday on November 7th. We lost our Internet for a couple of days;…

Senseless Betrayal

Senseless Betrayal

Some years ago, I found a painful story my estranged adopted brother had posted online back in 1997. Below I included the part that had to do…

Pause and Rewind

Pause and Rewind

It felt like the death of a loved one as I hung up the telephone from my brief conversation with the judge’s secretary. Over the years, I’ve…

Forgiving Hearts

Forgiving Hearts

I knew we had found my father’s granddaughter. My friends and I managed to retrace her steps from her late brother’s obituary. Staring at her Facebook profile…

  1. So sad, what a terrible experience. and I know it was only one of many for you. Love you friend!!!
  2. This fills me with sadness: “No child should have to continually try to make a parent love them.” What a tragedy that your mother was not able to accept love from you. My guess is that deep down, she didn’t feel lovable, and she had to cover that shameful fact up with a bunch of br…
  3. It’s insane that these findings were made but nothing was done about it. All these years later, you are still waiting for the wrongs to be righted.
  4. I love you❤
  5. I hope you are able to find more on the first chapters of your life. How twisty things became when people had to hide things…ugh. Sad.