finding your roots


Peter Franklin November 6, 2012

I am an adoptee and US Army reservist. Before I deployed to Iraq I started AWOL, to help my fellow soldiers connect to family and fight secret adoption. I believe Army values need to be instilled into the adoption process and anyone trusted to carry a weapon down range surely should be trusted with their own birth certificate. I will never forget the story of a soldier who wanted to contact his biological family before deploying but the archaic secret adoption laws of the 1940s prevented his search. Please visit my website and consider our story.

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The basic drive to discover who we are and where we come from is at the core of the new 10-part PBS series Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr., the 12th series from Professor Gates, the Alphonse Fletcher University Professor at Harvard University and director of the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research. Filmed on location across the United States, the series premieres nationally Sundays, March 25 – May 20 at 8 pm ET on PBS (check local listings).

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