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Janet Patterson
Janet Patterson • 2 years ago

Sealed adoption records, secrets, and lies keep me from knowing my siblings and them from knowing I exist. My biological parents have a right to their privacy, meaning if they don't want a relationship with me fine, but NOT the right to lie to their children about my existence and request to know them!

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