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Our Family's Struggle

It all began with a telephone call early in the morning of January 2, 1992. My sister in-law was calling asking for help. Her grandson had been detained by Child Protective Services. This w... [more]

False Adoption

In 1994 my sister gave birth to a healthy baby boy. At the time, she was a victim of spousal abuse and had been terrified to bring the baby home. Not to my knowledge, she had gone into labo... [more]

Real Courage

Courage: "mental or moral strength to face danger without fear." This definition is very true, but in recent experiences, I have witnessed that courage is something much different ... [more]

The Brother I Never Knew I Had

My mother suddenly and unexpectedly passed away in 2002 at the young age of 46. Needless to say, my 5 siblings and I were devastated and shocked. However, the shock didn't end there. In the ... [more]

Step-Daughter's Unexpected Pregnancy

My 20-year-old step-daughter surprised us by announcing the fact that she was pregnant. Even though I would've loved to have been able to congratulate her, I just couldn't do it. There's a ... [more]

I Was Done Wrong By CPS

December 2004, I got out of the Army as a disabled veteran after 15 years in the Army. I was going to buy a mobile home for cash in Colorado Springs, CO, but my ex-mother and ex-sister, conv... [more]

Miracle Reunion

My brother was adopted in 1965. I posted on "Find A Grave" for my sister's baby and in February he posted a query to it. In September my niece was looking into headstones and saw ... [more]

A Moment to Remember

On September 15th, 2009, my sister was stripped of her parental rights by the Dept of Social Services because she and her children suffered from a homelessness situation. At the time my sist... [more]

My Long-Lost Brother with HIV

My mother had four children from three fathers; she died in 2003 from AIDS. My mother was a drug addict and was always in and out of mine and my older brother's life. She had custody of us ... [more]

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