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


ADHD Lollipops

>> Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Nothing is funner than candy, but with colors in everything these days, it is hard for a child with ADHD to avoid these so I found a lollipop recipe that will be fun even for them.

2 cups sugar
2 cups water
1/3 cup milk free margarine (optional; gives a butterscotch flavor)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon root beer flavoring or any other flavor allowed on the FD
40 lollipop sticks

boil sugar and water slowly until it reaches the boiling point. Add margarine and allow to melt. Boil until 310 degrees or until threads form when dipped from spoon (hard crack stage). Remove from heat and skim off top scum. Add vanilla and root beer flavoring. Stir to mix well. Place sticks on aluminum foil and pour candy from a spoon onto the sticks being careful not to run candy together. Pour quickly or candy will harden in pan. Reheat to melt if needed.

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