Getting birth certificate

23rd July 2005

On Wednesday I sent off for Anthony’s birth certificate to replace the one that was stolen as he had asked me for it. On Thursday a silly cow from the registry office rang up asking really evasive questions but I just wasn’t in the mood for her stupid games. I knew she was getting at that she wanted me to say he was adopted and maybe give his name now. Eventually Rick spoke to her and he got exasperated so told her that we knew he was adopted and gave his name, if that’s what she wanted to know. It was and she was pacified that I was whom I said I was promised to send the birth certificate straight away. Yesterday it incredibly turned up and I’m convinced God performed a miracle for as I’ve never heard of any one getting a certificate two days after sending the form off. I have already done a colour copy for myself and will get the other sent to Anthony. Although he knows what I have done it will still be like an extra birthday present to him.

On Thursday my mood changed for the better as Joan from Empty Arms had a very early alert for my validation day (Anthony’s birthday) so some of the members sent me messages and e-cards before Joan could post that she had made a mistake. It cheered me up no end though as it is the first time ever that I have had a recognition of Anthony’s birthday …. it makes the whole adoption issue easier to deal with. I am finally looking forward to his birthday …. I needed that boost.


About Philippa

I am married to Rick and we live in a small town in County Durham. We have two dogs, a cat and two budgies. I am also an adoption survivor. In 1981 my son was born and I was then forced to surrender him. It took 23 years and reunion for my to find out that my son's adoption was legally known as a forced adoption and illegal but social workers got away with it because mothers didn't know their rights.
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