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Excited to be involved in planning and participating in this event.  Living Loud will feature writings from The Declassified Adoptee: Essays of an Adoption Activist; Lost Daughters: Writing Adoption from a Place of Empowerment and Peace; Gazillion Voices Magazine and more.

U.S. Ambassador Susan Jacobs is an honored speaker at this event.  So excited to be partnering with Lost Daughters, Land of Gazillion Adoptees, Korean Focus, and The Barker Foundation to host this event at Busboys and Poets, the 5th and K location in D.C.

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OH Dear Amanda I couldn't have been prouder of anyone in my whole life for you to be so so smart ,and to let em have it so to speak as I listened to the video a man helped pass bills and seemed to not have a clue.How did he get his job? You should be where he is in Washington.Sorry but not knowing is the worst thing of all,why didn't he read up especially your books?I couldn't hear you but saw what you wrote and you said what all adoptees and 1st mothers were wanting to say and more we didn't think of.How I wish I was in Washington.I see that they have a language that's very tricky and including the numbers of the bills etc.Our (like my emotional comments wouldn't have made it to 1st base.To me you are the 1st domino to all the rest of the closed states,once they get you ,then the next oks the next to all the rest and Florida Childrens Home Society will finally open the records for my 45 yr old son,I still have no proof they found him and he is not a lawyer ,she apologized with "Well he could have been." Maybe she was an adoptive mom,of course she'd never allow that out,she lost my 1st letter? Oh well if I don't see him here -Heavens Gates are wide Open for us to reunite in the last days .Until then keep up your braviest work I've ever seen from a woman.It's pulling teeth for them out there to finally get it or by force of a bill that caused all our misery to begin with.SO,SO,SO VERY PROUD OF YOU    HURRAH AMANDA  BE the President ! For REAL !
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Lost Daughters: Writing Adoption from a Place of Empowerment and Peace is now out in print!  Check out this fabulous anthology that I co-edited and contributed to.
Lost Daughters: Writing Adoption From a Place of Empowerment and Peace [Amanda H.L. Transue-Woolston, Julie Stromberg, Karen Pickell, Jennifer Anastasi] on Amazon.com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. This anthology is a collection of writings by the authors of the Lost Daughters blog. Lost Daughters is an independent
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We're cheering you on to the finish line for 'adoptees and 1st mothers lives.It's that important for this countrys people that are denied the right to their own Med History,Birthcerfificate and ID.Shes the best along with a few others .The white house is filled with adoptees still waiting for their papers like all was given at birth.Amanda is truly our hero,she and the other greats are fighting for these VIP very late bills to be passed,a very worn out archaic bill .The Industry is keeping these rightful documents sealed and all we need is a yes to' Open Aces's for all adoptees to get back what was taken from them.Please read and even see Amanda on youtube,shes at a court room of a senator.Great speakers on our side even adoptee politions.<3
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On March 18th, I testified in favor of HB162.

You can watch or listen to the archived footage of the hearing here:
http://aging.pasenategop.com/2014/03/14/house-bill-162-adoptions-and-birth-records/
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That was a clear & concise statement of the facts Amanda, great job!
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So excited to be co-planning this event that will take place at West Chester University of Pennsylvania, featuring identity theory pioneer, Susan Harris O'Connor, and child welfare pioneer, Dr. Joseph Crumbley.  This Monday, the 18th from 2 to 4PM.  Please come!
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I recently had the privilege of being interviewed for this RH Reality Check article.  Check it out!
Anti-choice and reproductive rights groups have united in opposition to the bill, which would give adult adoptees easier access to their original birth certificates. Adoption advocates say it would remove decades of shame and stigma around adoption.
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I am an author, speaker, and psychotherapist with a Bachelor's degree and a Master's degree in social work. I currently work as a consultant and therapist in the behavioral health field with children and families and their surrounding systems. I have been writing about adoption for over five years. I have served the adoption and foster care community through individual and family clinical work, group work, writing and presenting, and working for positive policy change. My writing and presentations have reached broad audiences through multiple books, magazines, major news and radio interviews, and conferences, and I have engaged with legislators at the state and congressional levels on adoption policy.

I founded Pennsylvania Adoptee Rights and Lost Daughters and co-facilitate an adoption support group for anyone connected to adoption, and I am a regular contributor to Gazillion Voices Magazine and Social Work Helper, and am perhaps best known for my internationally recognized, award-winning adoption blog, The Declassified Adoptee.

By the close of 2015, my writing on adoption will have been published in eight books.  My writing and work focuses on the experience of being adopted, intersecting social justice issues, and adoption community centric/initiated movement toward positive change.  I am a Yahoo!Voices featured mom activist and I am listed in the Top 20 Adoption blogs on the web by Adoptive Families Magazine.

Published Work:
Transue-Woolston, A. H. L. (2014). Taking Hold of the Pen that Writes my Life's Story. In M. Ellerman & D. Christian (Ed.), Dear Wonderful You: Letters to Adopted and Fostered Youth. Astoria: The An-Ya Project

Transue-Woolston, A. H. L., Stromberg, J., Pickell, K., & Anastasi, J. (2014). Lost daughters: writing adoption from a place of empowerment and peace. Minneapolis: CQT Media & Publishing and LGA, Inc. 

Christian, D. R., & Transue-Woolston, A. H. L. (2013). Perpetual child: adult adoptee anthology. Astoria: The An-Ya Project.

Transue-Woolston, A. H. L. (2013). The declassified adoptee: essays of an adoption activist. Minneapolis: CQT Media & Publishing and LGA, Inc.

Transue-Woolston, A. H. L. (2013). Foreword. In D. Christian (Ed.), An-Ya and her diary: Reader & parent guide. Astoria: The An-Ya Project.

Transue-Woolston, A. H. L. (2013, summer). My first mother. Adoptive Families Magazine, Special Collector's Issue.

Transue-Woolston, A. H. L. (2013, May). How to respect others' perspectives in the adoption community. Adoption Today, 15(9). 

Transue-Woolston, A. H. L. (2012). Birth certificates of adoptees should not be amended. In C. Watkins (Ed.), At Issue: Are Adoption Policies Fair? Farmington Hills: Greenhaven Press.
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