New York Adoptees Lost the Fight Just Minutes Before Midnight June 21, 2017

The bad bill passed the New York State Senate just minutes before Midnight, June 21 to June 22.

The next step, the Governor’s office.

In New York State, adoptees now are mourning. We must fight the bureaucracy. Tell the Governor not to sign this into law.

Beyond that, where is that civil rights attorney I’ve been looking for?

Give me back my real birth certificate.

Give all adoptees our real birth certificates and stop playing games.

Class Action Lawsuit – Where is that attorney?

 

New York State Legislators Please VOTE NO on A5036-B and S4845-B & ADVANCE A6821-A and S5169-A

 

I live in these Districts:

Assembly District 140

Senate District 60

 

Monday June 19, 2017

Subject: VOTE NO on A5036-B and S4845-B & ADVANCE A6821-A and S5169-A

 

Dear New York State Legislators:

To those legislators who have contacted me to say that you will Vote NO to A5036-B, or at least take into consideration why you should vote NO, thank you. I appreciate your time to understand the issues at hand.

For those legislators who are still undecided, I am asking you again, with further explanation, to VOTE NO on A5036-B and S4845-B.

It seems to me that there might be a consensus to move toward pushing this bill forward into law because other states have passed similar confidential intermediary and redactive bills into law, favoring the unproven myth that mothers were promised confidentially.

I urge you to consider that each state in the United States passed laws in the 1930s to revoke and seal birth certificates of every child who was adopted to hide the stigma of being born an illegitimate bastard. The false birth certificate changed the legal status of the child; adoption by a legally married mother and father legally legitimized the bastard.

In today’s society, we know that not all adoptees were born bastards, and those who were, do not deserve the stigma.

We also know that children are removed from married parents and then adopted. Children of divorced parents are adopted by their step parents. Some children are adopted by their grandparents, or aunts and uncles, or older siblings. We know that full and half orphans, born of married parents, are also adopted. In each and every case, all children who are adopted are robbed of their natural born identities. New birth certificates are created for them. THIS is the main problem which is not being addressed by New York State legislators.

Why on Earth do you think that this kind of deception is morally, ethically, humanely, and civilly correct?

New York State has been creating new birth certificates for all adopted people since 1935. It is time THIS problem is stopped!

The two bills currently up in New York State – A5036-B and S4845-B (the “unclean” bills to be voted NO) and the “clean” bills A6821-A and S5169-A (that simply state that adoptees should be granted access to their now-sealed Original Birth Certificate) do not go far enough.

Many adopted people want mere access to their now-sealed original birth certificate because they are desperate for information about themselves. I understand this. Many adoptees want this “clean” bill to advance. For the sake of getting rid of the bad bills A5036-B and S4845-B, yes, I agree that voting into law a bill that further erodes adoptee rights would be bad for New York State adopted persons.

But, neither the old and badly amended Bill of Adoptee Rights (A5036-B and S4845-B), nor the new New York Bill of Adoptee Rights (A6821-A and S5169-A) are not “clean”.

The amended bills A5036-B and S4845-B are more concerned over mothers’ perceived right to confidentiality and treat adoptees as bastards in the nasty sense of the word – we are still seen as low life.

The new New York Bill of Adoptee Rights (A6821-A and S5169-A) is “clean” as far as unrestricted, equal access to original birth certificates for adult adoptees goes. That means, giving adoptees the respect due us as autonomous adults capable of rational thought to make our own decisions to see the truth of our births without parental permission or a judge’s decision.

But as for the total restoration of civil and human rights to our actual medical record of live birth is concerned, neither the old bill nor the new Bill of Adoptee Rights are “clean.”

Why do I say that?

Because neither bill will totally restore adoptees’ lost civil rights to our one and only medical record of live birth. Neither bill will stop the revocation and sealing of adoptees’ medical record of live birth, nor will stop the production of falsified birth certificates for adoptees.

Voting YES to the new New York Bill of Adoptee Rights (A6821-A and S5169-A) is a far better choice for Adoptees Civil Rights, but having access to a copy of the medical record of live birth while still maintaining the legality of the falsified birth certificate does not make adoptees equal to non-adopted people.

The only way adoptees will be truly equal to non-adopted people is to completely restore our civil rights to obtain a certified copy of our medical record of live birth and to be able to legally use it as identification, just as it was intended. Our legally-fictionalized identities are not who we were born to be. Adoptees should have the right to obtain a certified copy of our now-sealed birth record to replace our legally fictionalized “birth” certificate if we so choose.

And, for all new adoptees, legislators must enact a law that will stop revoking and sealing the birth certificates and stop the production of falsified birth certificates upon adoption.

THAT is the crux of the problem. The answer is full civil rights restoration to adoptees to use our medical record of live birth as identification, just as non-adopted people use theirs.

Give adoptees who seek their sealed records the choice to reclaim their name of birth or to maintain their adopted name. Give adoptees the choice to receive a certified copy of their now-sealed birth certificate to replace the falsified one that adoption made for them or to keep their adopted birth certificate. But for all new adoptees, make it mandatory that the adoptee’s medical record of live birth stay as it was intended to be the record of that person’s physical birth.

This is the true inequality. ACCESS to the truth of our births isn’t the ONLY inequality. The fact that our state government invalidated our births and replaced facts with legal fiction is the full inequality. Legally fictionalized birth certificates are not true medical facts and should not be passed off as vital statistics issued by the Health Department’s Vital Statistics Office.

Non-adopted people not only have the civil right to unrestricted access to their medical record of live birth (no parental permission or judge’s permission required), but they know that their birth certificates were not tampered with by the Director of Vital Statistics in Albany.

There is not one single reason why adoptees should be robbed of our birthrights upon adoption. Not one single reason.

It isn’t signed relinquishment that robbed of us our names and birth certificates. It isn’t perceived mothers’ confidentiality that robbed us of our identities. It is the 1935 New York State law that revoked and sealed our medical record of live birth so that our adopters could have the luxury of seeing their names as parents on a new birth certificate claiming that they gave birth, when, in fact, they didn’t. And it is the State’s idea to eradicate the identity of the natural parents to protect the adoptive family from interference that also robbed adoptees of our natural born identities.

Adopted people the world over are standing up and saying NO to this discrimination. We demand our natural-born identities returned to us. Adoption re-wrote the facts of our births, rewrote our names and our parentage. We want our vital statics returned to us. The truths of our births are not to be obliterated by our government.

Who among you will stand up for the truth?

Who among you will work with me to write new legislation to give each and every adopted person in New York State (and the whole of the United States) equal access and equal identity civil rights as those who are not adopted?

To all New York State Legislators: You have your birth certificate.

Now I demand the civil right to mine. And my fellow adoptees demand the complete restoration to theirs as well.

As I have stated in my previous emails, if YOUR birth certificate was removed and annulled of its official certification, and if YOUR birth was invalidated by the State of New York, if YOUR identity was erased and replaced by a new one, you might be just as outraged as adoptees are today.

It would be an education for you to see all of my birth certificates: my hospital birth certificate, my short form birth registration, my long form medical record of live birth, my short form amended birth certificate issued upon adoption, my long form birth certificate issued upon adoption. To see all of my birth certificates, follow this link to my article published on my website: https://forbiddenfamily.com/2017/03/24/presenting-my-sealed-birth-certificate-and-falsified-one-as-evidence-of-new-york-state-fraud-revoking-sealing-and-falsifying-adoptees-birth-certificates-is-unconstitutional/ Presenting My Sealed Birth Certificate and Falsified One as Evidence of New York State Fraud – Revoking, Sealing and Falsifying Adoptees’ Birth Certificates is Unconstitutional

Once you see the evidence I present, you may change your mind to VOTE NO on A5036B and S04845B.

If you vote YES to the new New York Bill of Adoptee Rights (A6821-A and S5169-A), then know that there is much more work to be done. You must also devise ways to overturn the 1935 law that revokes and seals, and then falsifies birth certificates of adopted people to completely restore civil rights to identity for all adopted people.

Sincerely,

Doris Michol Sippel

Born January 7, 1956.

Adopted as Joan Mary Wheeler on January 14, 1957.

Legally reclaimed name of birth on June 13, 2017.

New York Legislators Please VOTE NO on A5036B and S04845B

Saturday June 17, 2017

Subject: VOTE NO on A5036B and S04845B – here is why

Assembly District 140

Senate District 60

 

Dear Distinguished Representative:

There are many reasons that the mirror Assembly and Senate Bills A5036B and S04845B do not provide for Adoptee Rights.

Relinquishment papers remove ALL parental rights, whether voluntarily signed, signed under duress, or parental rights were terminated by the state. The bills up for a vote – A5036B and S04845B – will actually give natural parents legal power over their adopted-out daughters and sons. Under all other circumstances, NO parent has any jurisdiction over the actions of their children who reach the age of majority. Passing A5036 and S04845B will put further discrimination upon adopted people who have been treated as children by the law in New York State since 1935.

Don’t forget, many adopted persons were removed as children from abusive natural parents. You will be giving these abusers more power over their adult-children by voting this into law.

While you may think that voting YES will protect natural parents’ privacy or confidentiality, you would be mistaken. NO natural parent has even been promised confidentiality on any relinquishment signed statement.

In today’s world, we no longer view single mothers in the same derogatory sense as society did in the early 20th century. In fact, over half of children who are adopted are not born bastards. Many older children are adopted by step parents, removed from abusive homes and freed for adoption, or suffer the death of one or both parents leaving them orphans. The 1935 New York State law that revoked and sealed adopted people’s medical record of live birth did so under society’s need to dispose of and hide mothers’ sexual behavior outside of marriage and to hide the illegitimate bastard child.  Clearly, with step parents adopting their step children, with older children being removed due to abuse and then adopted, with orphans being adopted, it is evident that legitimately-born children are being discriminated against by laws meant to eradicate the evidence of being born a bastard.

In an effort to continue to hide from the truth of illegitimacy, New York State is about to vote into law bills that look only at the circumstances of birth that would be humiliating if made known.

The handful of mothers who claim they want to hide are inflicting their narrow view onto thousands of others who do not share their shame. Mothers-in-hiding need to accept that a medical record of live birth records the facts of birth of a new human being whether conceived within a marriage, by teenage love, an affair with a married man, a priest, a well-known public figure, a known or unknown rapist, a brother, father or uncle incest perpetrator. Perhaps these mothers are more afraid of repercussions when the father’s name is exposed than they are of meeting their own daughter or son. Maybe the fathers of some adoptees don’t want to be known so they fight adoptee-access legislation.

Surrendering a child does not revoke, seal, nor replace a child’s birth certificate with a new one. The only legal process that results in a person’s total loss of identity of birth is court-ordered adoption.

After relinquishment, adoption agencies and attorneys are under no obligation to tell parents whether or not their child was adopted, or lived in ten different foster homes, or died at age four. Many surrendered children live with other relatives, legal guardians, or in foster care until they age-out of the system. These children keep their birth certificates, even if they were removed from abusive parents whose rights were involuntarily terminated.

Passing A5036B and S04845B into law would then require adopted adults to seek natural parent permission to access their own birth certificate. No other adult needs parental permission for any major or minor decision. This is, again, discrimination against adopted persons.

To give natural parents who lost all their parental rights when they signed surrender documents is giving these mothers rights that no other parent has. Imagine if any other mother (or father) decides that she no longer wants her name on her now-adult daughter’s or son’s birth certificate. For parents whose children were not adopted, this would be unthinkable. Government authorities would not seriously consider granting such requests.

Facts are facts. The facts of a medical birth in a hospital are recorded by the attending physician at birth. The mother is required to fill out the birth certificate form in her hospital bed. The physician forwards the information to the Vital Statistics office and he signs the document. Whether or not mothers-of-adoption-loss want to admit it, there is no medical reason to deny the birth. Her name is on hospital records that verify the birth.

Giving redaction power to a small minority of mothers who wish to remain anonymous is giving in to these mothers’ fears. They must take their emotional pain to therapy, and not inflict their pain onto others by means of dangerous legislation that further curtails thousands of adopted people, bastards or not, in New York State.

For New York State to redact names from a medical record of live birth is to legislate manipulation of the facts, just as falsifying new birth certificates for adopted people is also manipulation of facts. The only difference is that, in placing new names on a non-medical record of live birth (the new birth certificate does not reflect medical facts) the registrar of vital statistics knowingly places false facts on a government form. The new document appears to be a birth certificate, but it is a legal document only.

If passed, these bills would require adopted people to sign up and pay for confidential intermediaries assigned by the court. These intermediaries will handle communication between the adopted person and the natural parents, ignoring the fact that the original purpose of these bills was for Adoptee Rights to access to their birth certificates. Reunion is a separate issue. Requiring confidential intermediaries joins these two issues together.

A Judge would further dictate over the rights of adopted people by making the final decision whether or not she or he feels that releasing the sealed birth certificate would harm the natural parents.

All of these provisions will cause harm to all of New York State’s adopted citizens.

I would like to point out that the very act of revoking, sealing and then falsifying adoptees’ birth certificates is integral to the adoption process by federal guidelines established in 1930. New York State began revoking, sealing and falsifying birth certificates of adoptees in 1935.

As I have stated in previous letters and emails to you, this law should be repealed, along with all tentacles of law connected with it in vital statistics, public health, domestic relations, and adoption. These laws should be replaced by reality-based documentation of live birth as applied to all other American citizens who are not adopted. This would immediately restore to New York State adopted citizens full identity rights to our certified medical record of live birth, annulling falsified birth certificates, reestablishing adoptees’ full equality under the law to non-adopted citizens – a right we had prior to 1935.

Adoptees’ medical record of live birth should stay as originally intended: to be the accurate record of the true facts of birth. In all cases of adoption, the truthful medical record of live birth is overridden by a fictitious birth certificate.

Criminals who are imprisoned for life never lose their civil right to their birth certificates. Felons who were executed had the right to die as themselves. Adopted people, however, are stripped of a civil right for life, and death, because of one reason only: adoption.

When you, our lawmakers, honestly see adoption through the eyes of adopted people, then you may be able to see that adoptees are not treated equally under the law to non-adopted people.

To further my argument, I took back my name of birth in June of last year. At age 60, I legally reclaimed my name that should have been mine since birth. New York State changed my name when I was 15 months old in compliance with the 1935 State law that revokes, seals, and replaces birth certificates of adopted people. Even though I legally reclaimed my name, I still do not have the legal right to unseal and obtain a certified copy of my accurate birth certificate.

But I own it. My father gave my birth certificate and baptismal certificate to my adopting parents when he relinquished me to them in 1956.

I used my certified copy of my medical record of live birth to legally reclaim my name of birth. I used the court order of name change and my medical record of live birth to change my name and parents’ names in my Social Security file, to obtain a driver’s license, and a Passport.

But I do not have the legal right to obtain a certified copy of my accurate birth certificate because of the oppressive 1935 law that removed its official validation.

If your birth certificate was no longer valid, how would you feel?

If other people were granted privileges over your access to even an uncertified copy of your birth certificate, how would you feel?

If you knew that your legal birth certificate was fabricated with false facts, but you were not allowed a certified copy of your accurate birth certificate, how would you feel?

To see all of my birth certificates, follow this link to my article published on my website: https://forbiddenfamily.com/2017/03/24/presenting-my-sealed-birth-certificate-and-falsified-one-as-evidence-of-new-york-state-fraud-revoking-sealing-and-falsifying-adoptees-birth-certificates-is-unconstitutional/ Presenting My Sealed Birth Certificate and Falsified One as Evidence of New York State Fraud – Revoking, Sealing and Falsifying Adoptees’ Birth Certificates is Unconstitutional

Once you see the evidence I present, you may change your mind to VOTE NO on A5036B and S04845B.

As elected public servants, you have the public responsibility to protect your constituents. These bills would be harmful if passed into law. You must also devise ways to overturn the 1935 law that revokes and seals, then falsifies birth certificates of adopted people to completely restore civil rights to identity for all adopted people.

Sincerely,

Doris Michol Sippel

Born January 7, 1956.

Adopted as Joan Mary Wheeler on January 14, 1957.

Legally reclaimed name of birth on June 13, 2017.

Dear Adoption, Do Not Tell Me How I Feel

As I reblog this by Elle Caurdaigh on Dear Adoption, I must tell you, my readers, that Elle’s words could be my own. Every single word resonates with me.

There are only three lines that describe a situation that do not match my feelings because these don’t match my life:

“When I say I long to connect with my birth family, you say “those people” mean nothing to me.
When I say I miss my original mother, you say I have abandonment issues.
When I say I mourn my bio-father, you say I cannot grieve someone I never met.”

Because I was found by my natural family so very long ago, these statements don’t exactly match up. For me, I was already in reunion (since 1974) when so many of my adoptive family, and so many strangers, told me that “those people mean nothing to me.”

For me, my natural mother died, for real. I spent the first 6 weeks of my life in an incubator. So yes, my abandonment issues are very real, felt on an instinctual, pre-verbal level.

For me, I never met my mother because she died. I only know of her from those 7 months (yes, only 7, not 9) while I grew inside her. And yes, I can, and I do, grieve for someone I have never met.

For me, I met my natural father and had an on-again, off-again relationship with him. Ours was a complicated father-daughter relationship. While many people love to blame him for “giving me away,” I never held that against him. How many times have heard from adopters that I SHOULD hate him for what he did to me?

Dear Adoption and Dear Adopters: Stop telling me how I SHOULD feel and how I SHOULD behave. You were never adopted.

One last thought on one last quote from Elle:

“You do not know my pain, Adoption, because you cannot admit you are the cause of it. You want to think you saved me – that I would have been an abortion statistic without you, that my mother and I would have lived on the streets unless you came along.”

For me, I would not have been an abortion statistic because abortion was not on anyone’s mind at the time my mother was pregnant with me. She was dying, Adoption! My married mother wanted to stay alive to raise her five children with her husband! How dare you, Adoption, assume that every single adopted person was “conceived in sin.” I am an orphan, Adoption, conceived in love. I would not have lived on the streets because I already had a home, a family, a name, and a birth certificate before you came along.

Thank you, Elle, for putting into words what so many of us have been feeling for so long.

IMG_1239Dear Adoption, Do Not Tell Me How I Feel

Dear Adoption, I need you to hear me – without interrupting or forming a response before I finish. I am adopted, not you. I have experienced it, not you. My entire existence has been shaped by the construct of adoption, leaving me incapable of imagining my life otherwise. You cannot imagine, so for once, just shut up and listen.

Dear Adoption, do not tell me how I feel. When I say anything concerning my families or my feelings toward them – or adoption in general – do not contradict me as if you know better. As if you have any idea the complex emotions and psychological mindfuck adoption creates. As if you have any basis of knowledge on the subject. You don’t.

Dear Adoption, you have no idea the harm you did, in the name of A Better Life. You…

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Dear Adoption, You Erased Me

Yes, this is how an adopted person feels; erased, re-written, reunited, not part of any family. With so many adopted people coming forward to tell their painful experiences, I hope that we leave a legacy for future generations to end this destruction.

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Dear Adoption, You Erased Me

I am not part of my family anymore.  I am not my mother and father’s child.  My birth certificate was altered, and the person that I was born to be was erased from history, forever.  You took my name, and my home.

You took my mother.  Maybe she went along with it, but the result was she was gone.  It’s as if I was photo shopped onto another family portrait.

I think about you every day.  Some think that you should be part of my past, but you are not.  You are part of everyday.  I’m not able to put you behind me, and forget you.  You are there every time I look in the mirror, and see my mother.  You are there when I see my adoptive mother.  You are there when I look at my children, and when I try and sleep at…

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Daniel, Ibn Bahija.

https://danielibnzayd.wordpress.com/2016/06/01/daniel-ibn-bahija/

“To those who arrogantly propose the “win-win” of adoption, I ask you now: Do you feel no duty, no compulsion, to take on this, the grief of a mother for the child she hardly knew? Now compounded by that of her son, grieving the one he never met? I will visit her grave on Friday, inch’allah, and I will place this crime on your shoulders as I place flowers at her resting place. Will you, at long last, include us in your horrid calculus of valid humanity? Do you imagine, after all this, I will continue to suffer gladly your sidewise glances, your sneers, your judgments, your backstabbings, your underminings, your euthanizing musings? “Paradise lies at the feet of mothers”: a succinct condemnation of your arrogance and disdain.”

 

 

Source: Daniel, Ibn Bahija.

Part 1: Punish Mothers • ‘Dispose of’ Babies

How timely this is in my life now. I’ve been recently contacted by a long ago boy friend whose mother had a child before she was married. She hid her secret and now she is gone. And her three adult children from her marriage are now in search of their older sister that came looking for her mother a few years ago but shame made her turn away from her first born child. How very tragic. This thing called illegitimacy. Targeting girls and their babies. When all is needed is love. The roots of this hate go back longer than the 100 years in the following blog post. It is history’s hatred of the bastard. Hell, it is even in the bible.

Maternal Banishment • Devious Collaboration • Infanticide!

Just when we begin to recover from the shock of learning about the hundreds of babies buried in a secret grave on the grounds of a convent in Ireland, we learn that many nations have similar ghoulish secrets. One secret grave – in a major city here in the United States – was found to contain the remains of five thousand infants. A link to the source of this exposé will be provided further on, together with a gateway to an even more horrendous litany of murders of illegitimate infants both in the U.S. and in other countries. So strap on your seat belts and prepare for a really rough ride!

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND – 100 Years Ago

You’ll be able to read for yourself Dr. George Walker’s report, as sources will be provided further on for either downloading it in various formats or reading online. In the meantime, here’s an introduction:

SUMMARY OF STUDY (From…

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