Friday, August 8, 2014

A Somber Moment For A Fellow Lost Daughter

The writers and contributors of Lost Daughters comes togheter to remember, honor and also celebrate the life of one of it's contributors. The writers on Lost Daughters comes from all walks of life and ages. Susan Perry a beloved, honoured , inspirational, empowered activist and strong woman sadly passed after battling a period of illness. Let's take a moment to remember.It's a sad event and the first time Lostdaughters had to bid farewell to one of their own, one of our lost daughters is no longer here with us.

Defeat I do not recognize the meaning of  the word, Margaret Tatcher.

If you want something said, ask a man. If you want something done, ask a woman, Margaret Tatcher

You must do the thing you think you cannot do, Eleanor Roosewelt

It's not fair to ask of others what you are unwilling to do for yourself, Eleanor Roosewelt.

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams, Eleanor Roosevelt.

One man can make a difference and every man should try, Jackie Kennedy Onassis.

We should all do something to right the wrongs that we see and not just complain about them, Jackie Kennedy Onassis.

Susan certainly wasn't a woman who silently accepted the injustices that adult adoptees faces. She didn't rely on a man to solve the problem nor did she hope someone else would. Like Eleanor Roosewelt, she dared to dream and believe it could come true. As Jackie Kennedy once said, Susan realized one man could make a difference and she didn't complain about it she dared to do something about it and as Margaret Tatcher she refused to recognize defeat.

New Jersey adoptees right to get their birth certificates in 2017, is very much thanks to dear Susan Perry and her adoptee activisism. Hopefully there will be other who follows in her steps, continues the struggle and pick the thorch were Susan left it. She is of course grately missed, being a female adoptee activist who refused to accept that adoptees couldn't optain their birth certificates. For the past few years Susan Perry begun to share her experiences in her blog nanadays. Now it's Susan's daughter who keeps the blog active and updated, the work of Susan will certainly not end.

She would have celebrated her 64th birthday just the other month, I like to believe that she noticed the new New Jersey Law that she made a huge contribution to -and she was one of many who is behind it.

The loss of Susan will be great, she was an ardent supporter of the Birthright Bill, now awaiting Governor Christie’s signature in New Jersey.

She was working with the New Jersey Coalition for Adoption Reform and Education (NJCARE) for the past ten years to update adoption law in New Jersey and allow adult adoptees access to their own birth certificates.

Adult adoptees in New Jersey may get Birth Certificates in 2017.