Today we heard from the State of Arizona. My wife got the letter when she got home from work. When she opened it up the news was disheartening to say the least. There was no record of my adoption in Maricopa County in Phoenix. We did not expect this. The thought had never crossed our minds. The letter said that we should try another county. The end. I can't believe they can't take my reissued birth certificate, which has a unique number, and look behind it to see where my life changes took place. We don't have the resources to try endless counties.
All my life I was under the impression that my adoption had taken place in Phoenix because I was born there. It never occurred to me that it might have happened in a different county. I was born in Phoenix and raised in Tucson. Pima County. Tomorrow we are going to have to get another petition notarized and send it off to another courthouse. There is one more person left that might be able to help me find some answers. I have been thinking about my dad's best friend while growing up and how to contact him. We are crossing our fingers, but we are back at square one.