Tuesday, March 4, 2014


I was on a mission today filling out paperwork for Todd's and Brian's mission trip.  Brian filled out his application form by himself, but today while digging through the church files I unearthed the passport forms.  I have to confess that I love to fill out forms.  I don't know why, but I do.  I was going to make Brian fill out this form as well, but when Todd told me to fill out his form I just automatically filled in  Brian's...  sigh.... I have an addiction. ...

Brian's forms were easy.  I know his birth parents and such. ha ha ...Todd's forms are another story.  We know nothing.  Supposedly when he was adopted, his adoptive parent's name were put on his birth certificate.  Does that sound right?  I don't think it does, but that is what he told me.  Regardless, we don't know where his adoptive parents were born.  We also know that his birth name was changed when he was adopted and one of the questions on the form is did you ever go by another name.  uuhhhh.....yeah....but we don't know what it is.  Todd put out a call to his ex-adoptive dad to see if he could shine some light on the missing info. We are not sure if he will give us a call back.  I even put a call out to the boys ranch where Todd was sent to live when he was 13.  They don't think they have anything.  That was a LONG time ago, but they are going to look into it.  Our goal is that by the end of the week we will have all the forms taken care of.  We will see.


  1. That is probably right, Kellie. My brother and I were legally adopted by my stepdad (making him my "real" dad) when I was 12 and my brother was 9. They actually changed our birth certificates to reflect that. You'd never know, looking at the certificate, that he wasn't our birth father.

  2. Birth certificates often changed to reflect the adoptive parents, is my understanding as well. Are the records sealed in your state? Many of my genealogy blogger pals might have some insight if Todd wants to find his birth parents.