Reclaiming My Name

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01 Dec 2016 22:58 #266891 by rrhodes67
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Some may have read my journal, some might not have. I grew up in the foster care system. My parents were never able to legally adopt me, due to medical expenses. There was also the fact that my birth mother refused to relinquish custody. But there is no doubt in my mind that they loved me the same as my two siblings. When they both passed, I became curious about my genetic lines. About three years ago in a fluke, hoping to help a family who I believed were my genetic paternal line, I took a Y dna test. That test came back with me being related to a far different surname. I began a search then for that family. Using Ancestry DNA I was able to locate and prove that connection late last year, and early this year.

I ended up with a new Aunt and 5 new siblings and felt a great connection to them right away. I wanted to be more than part of the family in their hearts, but to be so legally. I set about on a plan I've worked on for the last 5 or 6 months. My birth certificate always had a blank spot for father. Today, I put in a request to the WV court system to grant me a hearing to have my birth certificate amended to have my birth father's name on it. I will hopefully have some answer from them next week.

I guess I'm just posting here for some positive energy. I don't want to draw it away from more important matters of life and death, but if there were any good thoughts to spare, I'd appreciate them. This is definitely going to be a hail mary pass, and is pretty unprecedented in the WV courts.
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01 Dec 2016 23:36 #266893 by Lunaselene
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I hope it all goes well and I wish you luck. May the force be with you
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02 Dec 2016 01:01 #266905 by Manu
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rrhodes67 wrote: I guess I'm just posting here for some positive energy. I don't want to draw it away from more important matters of life and death, but if there were any good thoughts to spare, I'd appreciate them. This is definitely going to be a hail mary pass, and is pretty unprecedented in the WV courts.


No need to downplay it. It's important to you, it's important to us. :)

The best of luck my friend, go for it, full force!

Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Step aggressively toward your fear. - Jocko Willink

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02 Dec 2016 07:51 #266947 by Sue
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Good luck I hope things go as you wish.

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02 Dec 2016 08:07 #266950 by User22414
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Good luck !!

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02 Dec 2016 18:28 #267004 by OB1Shinobi
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May the Force be with you Manu

“As long as you feel that you are the most important thing in the world you cannot really appreciate the world around you. You are like a horse with blinders, all you see is yourself apart from everything else.”
-Don Juan Matus
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02 Dec 2016 18:35 #267005 by Leah Starspectre
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What an amazing story! Good luck and may the Force be with you! I'm sending you all sorts of good juju :D
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02 Dec 2016 22:31 #267036 by Brontyn
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That is a wild story, but I'm sure living it has been even more intense! Good luck with the hearing! May the Force guide and support your efforts!
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02 Dec 2016 22:36 #267037 by Brontyn
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*more intense to live through!

(One of these days, I'll learn how to proofread, before posting!)
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14 Dec 2016 14:46 #268376 by Manu
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rrhodes67, how did this turn out?

Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Step aggressively toward your fear. - Jocko Willink

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