Friday was amazing day for an adoptee and her biological mother. I cannot put into words the intensity and beauty of this re-connection. About ten minutes into the meeting I asked the adoptee how she felt and she said that she experienced an incredible weight being lifted from her and a sense of peace.
As with most adoption re-connections, it seems to be best to just let nature take its course. After that first encounter, both the adoptee and her biological mother need time to take all of this in and then, with time, evaluate the situation and go from there.
Once again, this re-connection could have happened many years earlier if both the adoptee and her biological mother knew about the Indiana State Department of Health’s Adoption Registry. Please, let anyone that you know that is touched by adoption and has any questions about whether or not to search and how to begin the process, please have them call me, Jill Kirsh Freeman, anytime at 317-575-5555, so I can lead them in the right direction. Please use the following link to access information and the necessary forms needed to begin the adoption re-connection process:
Non-identifying information consent form – https://forms.in.gov/Download.aspx?id=5406
Identifying information consent form – https://forms.in.gov/Download.aspx?id=5405
Both of the above forms and other information can also be found: http://www.in.gov/isdh/20371.htm