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

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Autism Awareness Day

>> Monday, April 2, 2012


Happy Autism Awareness Day!

I hope everyone is enjoying their day today. We are having wonderful warm weather, as we have had all winter long. We are all doing well, just very busy with college and school. The boys are in the third and fifth grades now. This will be little Eddie's last year at the school he has been going to since kindergarten. I know that he will miss it greatly. He will be going to a much bigger school next year, and I am hoping that he will adjust well. We have had excellent behavior out of Eddie this year in school. At home, he can get pretty silly. Devin on the other hand, we are having major trouble out of him at school. He is in constant trouble, and we are having a very hard time getting him the help that he needs. Applied Behavior would cost us about $44 a week, which is not doable right now. The autism clinic here in town is still working on getting Medicaid to pay for their services. The clinic has been open for several years now, yet so many children are deprived of the help because of costs. They do go into the schools and work with the children, but when I mention the boy's school they had no idea the school was even in town. So until Medicaid is accepted there, then we will have to wait on the help that he so rightfully deserves. I guess that I will close now, and finish up housework. I just wanted to drop in and tell everyone... Happy Autism Awareness Day! Give your autism friend a hug from all of us... Have a wonderful day!

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