|Lorraine and daughter, a week after her 16th birthday in NYC|
Another site puts it this way:
"Technically, Debbie is her mom, although I wonder how maternal she could possibly be. Still, I don’t know that story. I have no idea what went down between Debbie and Michael so I always try not to judge her too harshly. [Thank you for that, I thought.] If sheTHE JACKSON KIDS KNOW WHO THEY ARE
wants to come back in that kid’s life and give some unequivocal support and provide a foundation to lean on then good for her. Paris is going to need it. Katherine Jackson [Micheal's mother who has custody of the two children] won’t live forever."
Say what you will about the whole Michael Jackson situation of having children--he picked someone, she was inseminated (as far as the world presumes, including me, via in vetro fertilization (IVF)), they married, she collected lots of dough for the job, she signed over all rights to the children--but at least these children know who their mother is. THAT WAS THE INITIAL POST UP TO HERE.
But maybe they are. Since I wrote the post last week, people have brought it to my attention that Jackson is likely not to be the biological father--that donor sperm was used--and if that is the case, they are still wondering who the other side of their DNA comes from.
Yet they not putting up placards on You Tube and Facebook, looking for their mothers, as so many are today. They are not combing through old records, wondering if a common name such as Phillips or Brown is a made up name, but that is what they have. They are not sending away for a DNA test to see if that will help them figure out the mystery of their parentage.
The proliferation of people looking for their first parents through placards with their birth information is just one example of how wrong and stupid and unjust the whole system of closed records is today. Yet in this country we are making headway in opening the records with the shameful pace of a snail. Legislators can't get past "protecting" those mothers who want anonymity.
BIRTH MOTHER IN THE CLOSET NOW HAS POWER
But they are out there, and they wield so much power. They are why the state of Washington, despite the best efforts of Bastard Nation and many others, including FMF, will not get a "clean" bill without a veto clause allowing biological parents to prevent the adoptee's full birth record being released to him. The bill passed this week, and is waiting for the governor's signature, which is expected. As Lori Jeske, the fearless and outspoken stalwart of BN in Washington, put it on Facebook:
Things are much better in Ohio, even though the bill that appears to be set for passage gives nearly all adoptees in the state the right to their original birth certificates does contain a loophole that a few birth parents will slide through. While individuals adopted prior to 1964 have always had access to their records, they were closed September 18, 1996. Surrendering mothers in Ohio after that date could sign a "do not disclose" form when they placed their children for adoption after that, and unless they later rescinded the veto, it will stay in place.
No one knows how many women did this, as no one appears to have kept track. By 1996 open adoptions were becoming prevalent and the atmosphere for reunion was already in the air, thus the number of those denied access to an unredacted OBCs is likely to be small, according to Betsie Norris, the adoptee sparkplug behind Adoption Network Cleveland, the organization that has led this fight for 24 years. Norris says the group hopes to be able to come back and close the loophole.
Yet the number of people this new legislation will affect is around 400,000, not an insignificant number, and most will be able to see their original birth certificates upon request. All adoptions going forward if the current legislation becomes law will not be subject to a disclosure veto. Contrast that with New York, where a closed adoption is still possible.
Since Ohio did offer relinquishing mothers a legal choice once, we can understand the legal reasoning behind this provision, despite our aversion to it. The new law will still let those mothers and fathers who want it precedence over the rights of their children. We believe that all individuals have a right to know their true heritage and identity. We believe the information of identity is a birth right that belongs to both individuals, mother and child.
|Paris Jackson and her mother, Debbie Rowe|
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