March 1980 Texas Adoptee Looking For Birthparents

I am a Texas adoptee who was born the week of spring 1980 at Polly Ryan Medical Center in Richmond, Texas. I believe that one or both of my birthparents were in the military, and both worked in restaurants. Birthmother was born in 1957 with two sisters 1960 and 1961. My birthparents were married in February 1979, and were married for six months. I had seizures at birth as well. I had a closed adoption with now Spaulding For Children based in Houston, Texas. My birthfather was born in 1958. Over the past few years I have had adoptee angels working to filter through public records looking for a possible connection. I have had names checked as if I knew who they were, then I could receive my original birth certificate from the state. The names that I have right now that have not been checked are as follows:

Birthmother: Darlene Kay (Bennett) Peters
Birthfather: Douglas R. Whitehead

They should still be somewhere near Richmond, Texas today!

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you


GFCF Substitutes

>> Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Substitute Thickness (equivalent to one tablespoon of wheat flour)
Arrowroot 1 1/2 teaspoon
Bean Flours 1 tablespoon
Cornstarch 1 1/2 teaspoon
Gelatin powder (unflavored) 11/2 teaspoon dissolved in water
Guar gum 1 1/2 mixed in liquid
Potato starch 1/2 tablespoon
Tapioca flour 1 1/2 tablespoons

Substitute For Milk Products
1 cup milk= 1 cup milk substitute: rice, soy, or nut milk
1 cup yogurt = 1 cup soy yogurt
1 cup light cream = 3/4 cup milk substitute+ 1/4 cup butter substitute, melted
1 cup heavy cream = 2/3 cup milk substitute+ 1/3 cup butter substitute, melted
1 cup cottage cheese = 1 cup crumbled tofu (better flavored with dressing)
1 cup buttermilk = 2 tablespoons lemon juice in 1 cup mild substitute

Substitute for Butter
Earth Balance Whipped Spread 100% vegan, non hydrogenated ( no transfat), GFCF, organic, non- GMO expeller-pressed oils, no artificial colors or flavorings
Lard (excellent in baking)
Spectrum Palm Shortenings (excellent in baking and making ice cream)
Melted butter substitute oil (safflower, almond, avocado) or melted ghee

Substitutes for one Egg
Unflavored gelatin (1 tablespoon in 1 cup boiling water) use 3 tablespoons
Pureed fruits, mild flavors only-apple or pear use 3 tablespoons
Ener-G Egg Replacer(egg free) use 2 teaspoons +2 tablespoons water.
Cornstarch use 2 tablespoons
Arrowroot flour use 2 tablespoons
Potato starch use 2 tablespoons
Soy milk powder 1 tablespoon
Banana( good in cakes) 1/4 cup
Tofu naturally fermented 1/4 cup

General Substitutes
1 clove garlic = 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
1 cup ketchup= 1 cup tomato sauce+ 3/4 cup agave + 2 tablespoons vinegar
1medium lemon= 3 tablespoons juice
1 tablespoon mustard= 1 teaspoon dry mustard
1 small onion= 2 tablespoons fresh chopped or minced
1 med. onion= 4 tablespoons fresh chopped or minced
2 cups chopped tomatoes= 1 16 oz. can drained
1 cup wine= 1 cup apple juice,apple cider, or chicken or beef broth
1 cup corn syrup= 1 cup maple syrup or 1 cup honey

All substitutes are found in The Kid-Friendly ADHD& Autism Cookbook by: Pamela J. Compart and Dana Laake; Fair Winds Press 2006

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