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C. A. R. M. I.
The Confidential Adoptive Registry for Medical Information

carmi@together.net
Donna Holcomb Larose
PO Box 314
Alburg, VT 05440-0314


The Confidential Adoptive Registry for Medical Information

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HISTORY AND DESCRIPTION

My name is Donna and I am an adoptee. In March of 1992, when I located my birthmother, I was informed of a strong family history of ovarian cancer. This information was NOT known at the time I was placed in 1956. To have this knowledge today could possibly save my life, my daughter's life, and the lives of generations to come. By the grace of God, we are all healthy.

The confidentiality laws of adoption have made reunions a very difficult process. It took more than twenty years for me to locate my birthmother. We had a wonderful reunion and our relationship continues today. On several occassions, my two mothers have met and enjoyed eachother's company. I feel that we have all gained from our reunion. I believe that reunions can be a very healthy experience. However, for every happy ending, there are stories that are equally tragic. The decision to seek a reunion (or not) is a very personal and individual choice.

CARMI provides a means for adoptees and birthparents to exchange medical information and/or a message, whether or not they wish to meet. Unlike "mutual consent" registries, registering information with CARMI does not imply seeking to be reuninted. All information is treated with confidentiality. Identifying information will ONLY be released by written consent.

CARMI IS PEACE OF MIND AND BODY

For Further Information:

Please Send a Self-Addressed Stamped Envelope to:

CARMI
c/o Donna H. Larose
PO Box 314
Alburg, VT 05440-0314

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You may e-mail your request to:
carmi@together.net
Please place CARMI in the subject box.

Note: For your protection (and ours) registrations will not be taken via e-mail at this time.
However, you may obtain further information about the services of CARMI via e-mail
and information of how to register via snail-mail.


CHECK OUT THESE LINKS

Donna's Adoption & Geneaolgy Page
My Genealogy --- Plus Links to Prominate New England Surnames

The American Adoption Congress
a wonderful organization, great resource for updates on laws, support, etc...

MORE LINKS TO COME !!!



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