Are you Adopted? Are you Sure?: LDA Survey

Long time adoptee rights activist, bastard hero, and LDA Ron Morgan (he coined the term Late Discovery Adoptee) is updating his Late Discovery Adoptee survey. If you’re an LDA or know someone who is, please let them know about it. The Late Discovery Adoptee Survey is part of my ongoing research into the phenomenon of Late Discovery. I first developed the survey questionnaire in 1997 as part of my presentation “Are You Adopted? Are You Sure”. I have decided to renew the survey and invite you to participate. Responses will be posted on Late Discovery, without identifying information, and will help shed light on our experiences. I hope to use the information provided in the survey in a book for Late Discovery Adoptees, their loved ones and others who have an interest in our lives. CLICK here for the survey. Thank You All!Ron Morgan THE LDA page is


Bastardette is well into Week 2 of bronchitis. Since I don’t do doctors, I’m toughing it out. I’m getting better, but I just don’t feel like doing much. I have several blogs in the oven, and need to bake them up. In the meantime, I’m passing on an entry I read last night, Secrets, Lies, and Family Ties from Always Musing, which interestingly, is not an adoption blog. Blogger Cathy Voisard and I are members of She Writes, a social network for women writers you might want to check out if you’re serious about your writing. Cathy’s story is a twisted version of the LDA narrative. She and her older sister were reared to believe that their biological brother was their uncle, but that’s just the tip. Here’s how her story begins I didn’t know I had a brother until I was thirteen years old. It wasn’t like my brother was some alien kin who had been shipped off to adoptive parents for financial or other reasons; some stranger that I never knew. I grew up with my brother. I had lived with him in the same house until I was 6, which, at the age of 13, was about Continue Reading →


Bastardette received a post this morning from her favorite adoptee activist and shit kicker, Ron Morgan, director of the Adoptee Rights Organzing Project in San Francisco and organizer of the “notorious” Honk if You’re My Daddy event at Studio City in LA last January. Referring to Bastardette’s The Great White North Snows Adoptees, (see below) Ron brings up excellent points regarding the ethical implications of Mr. Anonymous Adopter’s secrets and shame letter and Member Klees’s reading of it into the record. Since when should personal pathology be elevated to public policy? With Ron’s permission I am posting the entire letter below. —– Original Message —–From: “Ron Morgan” Sent: Thursday, May 05, :32 PMSubject: ] Appalling testimony in Ontario Legislative Assembly > Hello everyone,>> I’m writing tonight to bring your attention to testimony read into> the record during a debate in the Legislative Assembly of> Ontario, Canada, over a bill that would change regulations> regarding access to adoption records.>> Personally, I don’t support the bill in question, neither does> Assembly Member Klees, who introduced the letter into the> record. However, I find the letter deeply troubling. Here is the> URL for the portion of the debate that contains the letter:>> Continue Reading →