Letters, Dec.14: Adoption column resonates with readers

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Re: Adoption isn’t a nasty determination, but it surely’s a troublesome one, Opinion, Dec. 9

What an attractive story, and in time for Christmas.

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I can solely think about, on the tender age of 14, the lonely, scary wrestle it was to reach at a choice that solely you could possibly make.

You probably did two great issues. You not solely gave beginning and bestowed life, however you additionally gave that toddler a possibility to be all they might be.

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Thanks, Tina, for sharing, and I hope your story is seen as a beacon of hope for all ladies wrestling with this similar dilemma.

Gail Singh, Calgary

Adoption supplied higher life

I used to be adopted at beginning in 1947 and it was the most effective factor that occurred to me. My adoption had been organized by way of the Salvation Military earlier than I used to be born, when ladies “within the household manner” had been despatched away as a result of being pregnant out of wedlock introduced nice disgrace to the household.

Discovering my beginning mom within the pre-internet days meant scouring libraries and thumbing by way of metropolis directories. I used to be finally profitable, however sadly she had died a 12 months earlier than. What I did uncover was that had she not given me up, I might have been raised in poverty as an alternative of a privileged, middle-class upbringing.

I’m glad there was no open adoption again then as a result of which may have put pressure on my relationship with my mom and father. It could work for some adoptees and beginning moms, however the clear slate I used to be afforded labored nicely in my case. As an alternative of disgrace, I’ve immense gratitude for the dad and mom who selflessly raised me.

Nancy Marley-Clarke, Calgary

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Time to scrap pension concept

Why does the UCP authorities proceed to flog a useless horse by persevering with with its proposal to create an Albertan pension plan?

On account of their engagement periods, it’s clear that almost all of Albertans wish to stick with the Canada Pension Plan. The remainder of the knowledge they’re looking for from Ottawa is just stalling the inevitable.

JG Gilmour, Calgary

We are able to’t tolerate Ottawa overreach

Our provincial authorities has acknowledged the scope creep taking place in Canada. The federal authorities is shifting into all areas of provincial obligations. Will Canada now not be a real federation by 2050? Are we OK with this?

The APP, a provincial police pressure and the Sovereignty Act are all reactions to the scope creep of the Canadian authorities. We have to resolve if we’re pleased with management resting in Ontario.

Invoice Peddlesden, Chestermere

Private stake taints message

Al Duerr’s provincial cheerleading column of Dec. 8 on Alberta’s participation at COP28 could be extra significant and trustworthy if readers understood he’s paid nicely for his involvement with these Alberta applied sciences.

He’s a associate in Carbon Join Worldwide Inc., which is the recipient of a provincial authorities contract price tens of thousands and thousands of {dollars}.

Cam Spady, Carstairs

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