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I was adopted at 14 months of age. From birth until my parents drove to Montreal to pick me up I was in an orphanage. It was a government run agency. My mother said there were several babies and young children. I was grossly underweight and would have literally starved to death if they did not adopt/rescue me.
Throughout childhood, my motor development was much slower than those my own age. I could not walk until I was 2 years old.
Immediately after a very stressful year with my business (80+hrs per week) while I simultaneously completed 40 credits (in less than one year) for a BA in History (3.1 GPA), and prepared for the LSAT exam, I entered law school. During my first semester, I received a telephone call from a government social worker/psychologist in canada. My birth-mother searched for me through the canadian government. This news came as a great shock and severely affected my focus. I accepted telephone calls from the canadian representative and 2 letters from my birthmother, one each semester.
The content of the letters, which was not that of an ordinary letter, was severely damaging to me. This news literally consumed my mind causing a great distraction in my life, and ruining my chance of attaining a law degree. She wrote about her life growing up, the abuse she suffered, and how I was conceived. After the initial shock was gone, severe confusion and depression took my mind. I was overwhelmed. She and the canadian government caused tremendous distress which led to a dismissal from school for a low grade point average.
I went to a psychologist to see whether I was incapable of law school or whether I was traumatized. The report, which states that I have an above average learning capacity, is available.

1. Is there any possibility for an action against the psychologist (the canadian gov’t) who forwarded these letters after reading and translating them? He specifically told me the gov’t screens correspondence in order to prevent negative outcomes, such as this one? The psychologist knew the damage they would cause.
2. Is there any possibility of recovering the $20,000 (tuition) I lost ?
3. I have lost the possibility of the career that took several years to choose. I had a bright and promising future until they did this to me.

Witness: Raymond Dowd. I discussed this situation with him nearly every night . He also spoke with the psychologist via telephone.

I am living in Massachusetts and they are in Canada.
Where do I go from here? I am in debt, cannot get into another law school, and I lost my sense of identity because my mother was misinformed.

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Karen M. Goeller
2094 Phillips Road #21
New Bedford, MA 02745



Karen, theoretically the counselor should have been far more cautious than what it appears. I suggest contacting the Massachusetts State Attoreny General. Since this is something that has crossed international borders, it could be pretty serious. As for the tuition, I don't know. Communicate with your school and the lender and tell them what's going on. Since you're in law school, I imagine you may have what's called a "mentor". Discuss this with your mentor, perhaps there are avenues you may have overlooked.

I ain't a lawyer. I ain't a copper. I'm a true blue American that believes in Freedom for all. Provided they ain't criminals.

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