Cindy was adopted at 3 months and has always known. She has always had the desire to know her story, identity, and medical history. Trying to get her records and original birth certificate, at the legally allowed age of 18, led her to discover the difficulty adoptees face in doing so. The hurdles that challenge adoptees led her to become an advocate for all her fellow “cribmates,” an endearing term that they’ve coined themselves.
Her advocacy includes adoption law reform as well as educating the public on separation trauma. When DNA testing became available, it led to her next advocacy; helping others find their biological roots as a search angel. Her latest searches have led to working on the Amerasian project for DNAngels.
She has been married for 29 years, and fortunate to be able to be a stay at home mom to her 3 amazing children. She enjoys reading, shopping, sun worshipping, and spending time with her 2 beautiful grandchildren.