At the request of my dear friend, Sandy Musser, President of ALARM – Advocating Legislation for the Adoption Reform Movement
I am re-printing the following letter just in time for voters in Louisiana.
LOUISIANA U.S. REPRESENTATIVE CANDIDATE LEE DUGAS SUPPORTS ADOPTEES RIGHTS!!! SPREAD THE WORD QUICKLY!!
Our ALARM Rep, Cryptic Omega, received a personal note from U.S. Representative Candidate Lee Dugas after asking her where she stood on our Adoptee Rights issue. This was her wonderful response:
Date:11/03/2014 07:58 (GMT-06:00)
Subject: Re: A question before I vote.
This is very close to my heart, I was adopted myself, and I know how hard it is to get information to find where you fit in, as well as your history and who you are.
About 3 years ago through an Adoption web site, I was contacted and have since met my birth mother and one of my half sisters. I am the oldest of 3. I’ve also met my step brother and two aunts, as well, and they’ve all lived in Louisiana all these years.
I am a firm believer that information should be made available to Adoptees. I am a Disabled Desert Storm Vet and it was difficult getting medical history, but I was able to do so when I met them. We used to meet for lunch every week until mom got too sick to be left alone, but I still keep in touch with them.
Most people know their backgrounds but a lot of us don’t and knowing where we are from is very, very Important. So to answer your question, I believe that ALL information should be viewable by the adoptee, and I will be happy to work on that. Like I told a reporter when asked why not the state office, I told her that was simple. Because what needs to be done has to be done at the National level!
If you have any more questions, I will be more than happy to answer them. And if you are in the Metairie area, join us on election night.
Have a Blessed Day,
Lee Ann Dugas