I also got some great news. Catherine, one of the women who helps run the organization (OBCforME) who fought so hard and long to get the law changed so that adult adoptees could have access to their original birth certificates commented on my blog yesterday. I have no idea how she found it, but I'm so grateful to her. Her comment was:
You WILL get a copy of your original birth certificate next Friday. I spoke with the Vital Records office yesterday, and they have found every single one of the OBCs of the pre-registered people. So if you pre-registered, they already have it in hand, and are waiting for you to show up at 8 am on 01/02/09.
Catherine is one of those people who really put their time and effort into things they believe in, and she believes in this. I don't know her very well personally, but - through the support group - I've come to admire her very much. Thanks, Cathy. You made my day. I think I'm beginning to dare to believe that this will happen.
Thank you to all of you who have been so wonderful to me as I have poured out all my emotions here on this blog. I can't tell you how much I appreciate you. I know the road ahead may be a bit bumpy, but it helps to know I have friends along the way.
I know we'll probably all be a bit busy for a few days, so I'll take this opportunity to
Merry Christmas to you and yours!