Today, let’s all take a moment and think of Veronica Brown and wish her a very happy 9th birthday. She is one year closer to being able to make her own decision about whom she considers her family and where she wants to live. We also send our thoughts to Dusten, Robin, their young son, and the entire Brown family. I’m sure you are all thinking of Ronnie today and reliving the pain of being forced to let her go.
Many adoptees have said that the day of their birth is triggering, that they find it to be an especially painful day. With that in mind, we hope that Ronnie will be in touch with her paternal blood family on her special day and be assured that she is always loved by them.
And let us remind Veronica that, as stated earlier, we in adoption reform will be there to pick her up in a little red convertible if and when she decides that she wants to head back to her home state of Oklahoma. One of our readers left a comment that in South Carolina Ronnie will be free to make her own choice at age 17 rather than 18. We respectfully and patiently wait to learn her wishes.
Happy Birthday, Veronica. You and the entire Brown family are always in our hearts.
N. B. Veronica’s birthday is September 15th.