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


Updates on Gary McKinnon...

>> Saturday, January 24, 2009

Well, looks like Gary McKinnon was in the news for yesterday. Using a Google alert, he seems to be safe for now. So let's see what we have received, and we'll go through it together.

Gary McKinnon won his right to appeal against extradition. This is a very good article with lots of surprising quotes. The US Government has claimed that Gary has damaged up to 800,000 dollars worth of damage to computers in an attempt to find evidence of UFO's. His mother had this to say:

She said: "We are overjoyed that the British courts have shown sense and compassion by allowing our son Gary, a young man with Asperger's syndrome, this judicial review.

"We have always been outraged by the Home Office's decision to have him extradited to stand trial in a foreign land where he would face an out-of-proportion sentence for what is essentially a crime of eccentricity."

I have wondered myself what will happen to him. I can't form a opinion on what really should happen. It is a major crime, but does he really understand what he was doing? Then he was using his own e-mail address at the time. I understand the minds of autistic children, and it is a nightmare for them inside their minds. So maybe I have a little understanding on why he is wanting to have a light sentence and be able to stay in his home country. This paragraph was taken from the article entitled,"Hacker Wins Court Review Decision."

'End this fiasco'

The home secretary has agreed to postpone Mr McKinnon's extradition until the DPP gives his response to the case in four weeks.

However Liberal Democrat home affairs spokesman Chris Huhne called on the home secretary to "end this fiasco" and try Mr McKinnon in the UK.

He said: "Gary McKinnon's condition should mean he is treated more leniently than otherwise. Being detained at a high-security prison, even while only on remand, is hardly necessary for a hacker who had no malicious intent or previous conviction."

If the DPP is persuaded to try Mr McKinnon in the UK, the hacker would face a three to four year sentence, rather than a potential 70 years in US courts.

Mr McKinnon's full application for judicial review is likely to be heard after 16 March, by which time the DPP is expected to have made his decision.

WOW and have a great day.

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