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Thank you, Joan
Excerpt from WARM Journeys, May 2016

I came to WARM in 1983, directed by a compassionate lady at King County court when I announced, "I want to know my daughter."

I drove up to Pier 70 and sat in my car, too nervous to go into the meeting. Then I saw a friendly face, beckoning me inside. "Going to the WARM meeting? Come in with me."

When my daughter reached the age of 25, a search was begun. Although it took a year to find her, she was thrilled. We have had a good relationship since 1990. For that healing, I continuously thank WARM.

After 30 years and over 400 reunions as a CI, I am stepping away from active searches. My wonderful husband has endured years of WARM coming first.

I would like to ask all of you to think fondly on the time your CI invested in your search. Only those of us who do this work understand the energy, joy, and tears that abound in our commitment.

Please recall the love and concern that I and all other CIs gave to your search. I hope you will consider a donation to WARM in honor of your CI, no matter when your search took place, or even the outcome. Please support WARM so we can continue to reunite others.

Sincerely, Joan (Hoffman-Solar) DeGroot

PS from the office: Any notes or cards written to a specific Confidential Intermediary will be forwarded whenever possible.

Joan especially would love to hear from you.

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"Where's My Mother?" by Deborah Lee


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Our mission is to establish WARM as the primary resource in Washington State for search, reunion, support, and education in the life-long issues surrounding adoption.

WARM is a non-profit organization, formed in 1976, serving the needs of adult adoptees and their birth families. WARM services include:

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