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Claudia Corrigan D'Arcy
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In 2011, on the 43rd anniversary of leaving the Volunteers of America's nursery in New Orleans and joining the Bateman family, my parents John and Sissy Bateman joined me in support as I testified on behalf of an OBC access bill in the Louisiana Legislatu
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You are a most WONDEFUL son. And your mother is just precious. 
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Thank you Lindy, I will be in touch!
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" What of the 30 year old successful businesswoman as the birthmother that walks into the adoption agency on her own will and chooses a family that will take loving care of her child because she wants to love her life as-is? Yes she will have an incredibly hard time with the process, but she feels this is the best option as both options would have been life-altering." 
Does SHE exist? And should the adoption industry be allowed to perpetuate the myth that she does? 
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EVERYTHING YOU CAN POSSIBLY GO THROUGH IN LIFE IS LIFE-ALTERING.  Is THAT the benchmark now?  Choosing the option that makes the fewest ripples?  Some of the most AWESOME and AMAZING changes we ever see in our lives are also the BIGGEST ones.  God, people are BORING.  Never risk.  Never trust.  Never reach out.  NEVER CHANGE.

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Thank you THANK YOU   THANK YOU  You and Trace DEMEYER are my 2 favorites 1 -for mothers (you) and 1 for Trace DeMeyer for adoptees .The two are DYNOMITE NEWS INFO for around the world.Albany is close to Florida and Louisana is close to Georgia .Dominos falling hope Fla.;s soon
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Same story: another mother, another year, another adoptee, another state, another bad law! CHANGE IT!!
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We have received correspondence from activists attempting to clarify information given about adoptee rights history in Pennsylvania recently reported by The Philadelphia Inquirer. Specifically, people are asking why does the ...
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Oh..I ADORE this in so many ways...
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"Not all adoptee feel that way!" True.. maybe they do not, but don't be so sure you know why they don't share their real feelings with you. 
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I live online: Birthmother & Adoption blogger, freelance writer, social media and SEO consultant, website design, online producer, communiyt manager, adoptee rights activist, truth teller, human bullhorn, relationship bridge builder, and rabble rouser.
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Able to adopt new technologies in a single bound. Resistant to online snark. Eternal optimist. Writes SEO copy as second nature. Cannot not use keywords. Harness the power of networking for good and can teach others to do the same.
Employment
  • Adopting Social
    SEO and SMM Consulting, 2012 - present
    I help others use the internet to harness the power for good. Preferably related to adoption since I am REALLY REALLY good with adoption and the internet, but as long as one is not a soulless corporate sucking vampire, I'm usually open to a conversation.
  • DragonSeach Marketing
    Director of Social Media & Adoption Blogger: SEO, copywriting, personal and coprorate blogging and consulting, SMO queen, 2008 - 2012
    I got a job very serendipitously because I blogged. There was no twitter and facebook had not yet exploded to take over the world. Then they did and I was the Director of Social Media. I started some huge FB pages for brands. I ran contests. I learned a whole lot.. it was better than college. But I was a community person visiting the world of marketing and I felt my soul begin to rot. So I left the corporate world to be poor among the voiceless. It's better this way.
  • DeStefano and Associates, Terrapin Resturant, Evil WIlliams Lumber
    Once upon a time, I was an interior designer. I was a rather good interior designer as I have great taste. It was great fun for a long time, but then.. working with people whose biggest issue is that the paint might be a shade too dark, or there was a knot hole in their woodwork got old and started feeling shallow. So now I just live in a beautifully designed house and everyone else is out of luck!
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Kingston, New York
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Massapequa Park, Long Island, New York - Boston MA, - New York City - New Paltz, NY - Accord, NY
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Living the Life of a Birthmother, Blogger, Writer, Adoptee Rights Activist,SEO SMM geek
Introduction

ClaudiaCorrigan D’Arcy has been online and involved in the adoption community since early in 2001. She originally began independently researching adoption issues in preparation of the successful search and reunion with her own son, Max, whom was placed for adoption in 1987. Her adoption blog, Musings of the Lame- Life as  Birthmother has become a much needed road map for many mothers who relinquished, adoptees who long to be heard, and adoptive parents who seek understanding. 

Her writings on adoption issues have been published in The New York Times, BlogHer, Divine Caroline, Adoption Today Magazine, Adoption Constellation Magazine, Adoption Voice Magazine, and many others. She has been interviewed by Dan Rather, Montel Williams and appeared on Huffington Post regarding adoption as well as presented at various adoption conferences. 

She serves on the Board of Directors for the Adoptee Rights Coalition.

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Lame, but Not Broken
Education
  • Empire State College
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  • SVA, Nassau Community College, College at New Paltz
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FauxClaud, Claudia Corrigan Sheeley, Claud, Claudia Corrigan
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