Archive for November, 2011
Got my letter this morning from Scotland.
I now have quite a lot of details about my birth mother and her family, It would seem I have a half brother born 5 years after me.
The letter included all sorts of documents including birth certificates of other relatives, marriage certificates, death information etc.
There is no information regarding my birth father.
The latest info they have on my birth mother is from 2010 and no record in Scotland of death or a remarriage so that would suggest she is still alive.
The searching agency has recommended I don’t attempt to make any contact until after Christmas as this can already be an emotional time of year for people, and there is no way of knowing if me contacting would open a big can of worms as family members may not even know of my existence.
Anyway all the searching is done.
Hopefully I’ll be off to Scotland sometime to actually meet these people but my birth mother also has the right to refuse contact. So This may be the end of the journey…who knows.
Well Howie & Tom [Live] was almost as bad as expected.
Ustream is a crap crap crap web-casting service!!!! Our connection got lost a few times.
Ohwell, the videos are up here if for some reason you want to watch the show in 3 separate parts.
I just got an email from Birthlink in Scotland, they have finished searching for my birth mother. They had originally told me that there was a 4 month waiting period before they would begin the search due to a backlog and that the search itself could take another 4 months.
It was about 4 months ago that I sent off all the paper work so this speedy search can mean 2 things I think.
- She has passed away
- She was registered with birthlink so when they began my search there was an instant match.
(Under Scottish law a birth mother has no right of contact to adopted out children, but they can register themselves so that if their is a search conducted by someone like me there is an almost instant match)
But It’s hard to know which option it will be, I have to wait for snail mail from birthlink.
And being a scottish agency there is no way in hell they would have paid for a fast mail service.
Oh and it’s all a bit weird.
By Kylie Orr
You are a big kid now
Learning to poo
On the potty, the big toilet
Or some call it a Loo
I have a special secret to share
It’s about a great party
Everyone’s poo will be there.
You see, when you do poo on the loo
It goes down a slide, yelling “woohoo!”
And under the house is where the poo meets
Mum’s poo, Dad’s poo and even brother, Pete’s!
They all get together, play games and sing songs
There’s hats and balloons and before long
Another poo comes sliding down the S-bend
To join in the fun with all of its friends.
But this tale has another side
Some poo will miss out on the ride.
If you do poo in your pants
That poo won’t get a chance
To dance at the poo party under the house
There’ll be no fun with all the other poos
It will be sad and lost and won’t know what to do.
So next time you feel the need
When there’s poos coming
Or maybe just wees,
Think of your poo and where it should go
In your pants? Or down the loo and below?