It’s a big day for adult adoptees in Illinois tomorrow because those who were born after January 1, 1946 will be able to request a copy of their original birth certificate (OBC) which will have the name, age, and place of birth of their birth parents.
For the first time they will be able to learn the name they were given at birth and they will be one step close to the truth. Their truth.
Won’t you join me in celebrating for them!
“In all of us there is a hunger, marrow-deep, to know our heritage-to know who we are and where we have come from.
Without this enriching knowledge, there is a hollow yearning.
No matter what our attainments in life, there is still a vacuum, an emptiness, and the most disquieting lonliness.”