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


The P.L.A.Y. Projects Lv. 1&2 Comes To Tupelo, MS

>> Tuesday, March 24, 2009

The creator of P.L.A.Y. who is board certified in general pediatrics and developmental and behavioral pediatrics is coming to Tupelo Ms., on November 6-7, 2009 at 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. The registration fee is $175.00. So join us for this 2-day workshop by creator Dr. Richard Solomon as he presents the P.L.A.Y. Project, a unique community based autism training and early intervention program. The model is based on Dr. Stanley Greenspan's DIR ( Developmental, Individual differences, Relationship-based) Theory, also known as "Floortime". Part 1 of this workshop will help parents and professionals learn effective, low cost and efficient strategies for developmentally delayed young children ages 18 months-6 years in order to help them gain language, social and play skills. Part 2 of this workshop focuses on helping school age children on the autism spectrum (4-8 yrs) who are working on developing richer levels of interaction, two-way communication and social skills. The DIR theory, research and dozens of video case examples will be presented to help participants learn strategies, methods, and techniques. No prior knowledge is needed. Please contact Tricia Edmonson ( (662-407-0028) for more information. Let her know if your group is interested or with any questions you might have. Space will be limited, so please inform her of your interest so she may put your group at the top of their list. A limited number of scholarships, provided by local cherities, will also be available for families in need on a regional and 1st come/1 st served basis. If there is a charitable group in your area who might be interested in providing scholarships, please contact Tricia. Additional information can be found by visiting PlayProject. This event will be a great opportunity to network and get valuable information on the newest, most promising and cost effective treatments available for Autism Spectrum Disorders and Developmental Delays.

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1 special comments:

Dorsey March 24, 2009 at 3:39 PM  

I've met Dr. Richard Solomon and heard a lecture/power point of his. G.T., the little boy that I have been doing respite care for the past two years, was a part of PLAY project. Unfortunately, his family couldn't afford to continue, but he was making great improvements while they were involved. The play workers (for want of a better name) came out to the house and the session was taped. Dr. Solomon narrated a cassette that was timed to play with the tape, giving suggestions and making comments on his development. It was all very interestesting. In my opinion definetley worth attending his seminar.