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I think it is wonderful that you get to see some of your roots. I wish I could see some of mine, but I am not allowed to see them. I am adopted. Because of laws in 45 states, I am not allowed to even know my heritage. I suspect that I might even be hispanic. Since many hispanics don't believe in adoption, hispanic women don't believe in putting their children up for adoption. It is a purely white phenomena. It is something that is hard for them to understand.

I find it interesting that you mention Catholic Charites. Catholic Charities is not the best of organizations. They are a group of secrets just like the Catholic Church. They spend their time discrediting the adoptees, the birth parents, and the adoptive parents. We want our secrets released to us. When 99% of birth parents in Oregon and New Hampshire want records opened up so that they can have contact with their children, when are you going to listen? When the non adopted have access to their medical history, their heritage, and their identity, when will you give that right back to adoptees? When will the state legislatures of this country understand that we in the adoption triad want to be free from governmental intrusion? Are you going to stop and listen to us? WE are adoption. You as a state legislator need to listen to us, not the adoption agencies, the adoption attorneys, their lobbyist, the National Council for Adoption, Catholic Charities, Right to Life groups, Planned Parenthood, and Naral. WE are the experimentation of adoption. Our voices should be heard first.


Mr. Barrios,

In interest of full disclosure, I have to start by admitting that I am not a fan of your politics (I am a conservative) and I don't live in the area you represent (I am from Randolph).

I have found the reporting on your trip extraordinary. It has always been one of my goals to travel to Cuba, ever since I read Old Man and the Sea. I agree whole heartedly with the work you have been doing there and think it will go a long way towards helping the Cuban people. I look forward to the day when the sanctions against Cuba are dropped and more of us can see Cuba for ourselves.

By the way, I think the idea of the Blog is great. I wish more of politicians would be as open.

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