Joan M Wheeler DECLARES that she is mentally ill!

And the reason is ADOPTION! I kid you not!

see end of post for update info

Now, who in their right mind would declare such a thing as they are mentally ill? Obviously she is NOT in her right mind!

It is common knowledge that any form of ‘mentally illness’ on a JOB RESUME is a no-no…a non-starter! It is also common knowledge that anyone who is KNOWN to be mentally unsound is NOT…well OF SOUND MIND! So it begs the question…what the hell is Joan M Wheeler thinking??? Obviously she isn’t…thinking! She is so against ADOPTION that she has finally gone over the edge of sanity and declared herself MENTALLY ILL via ADOPTION!

For someone who has gone out of her way, for YEARS, to tell everyone, everywhere, that she is a SOCIAL WORKER and she KNOWS what she’s talking about, when it comes to the evils of adoption, to state that she has mental illness, is a career killer! Yep you read that right! Joan’s personal hatred of adoption is so strong she just KILLED her changes of ever being taken SERIOUSLY by anyone! And this will help the cause of ADOPTION REFORM…HOW?

Yes, I know that there are many adoptees who feel the same way as Joan and perhaps their reasons and feelings are well-founded. But by no means are they the representation of ALL ADOPTEES. In the adoption REFORM movement these types of adoptees and their hatred are NOT helping the true needs for reform. Such public outbursts of mentally ill statements and the like will NEVER alter the minds of those that CHANGE laws.

So those adoptees, like Joan, are an island on to themselves, keeping up their hatred and anger and condemning the rest of the world who ADOPT. So be it!

The following comes from a Facebook site; Is adoption trauma   February 15, 2016

It is Joan M Wheeler’s statement of her being mentally ill via adoption.


February 19, 2016 Ruth Herr Sippel Pace I thought ADULT adoptees did NOT like images of babies, so why does this MENTALLY ILL adoptee use an image of a baby? You do not do your cause any good by admitting you ARE MENTALLY ILL. And when the adoptee GOES after the very birth family they WANT and FOUND it only shows that mental illness that they themselves have. The rest of the birth family has NO MENTAL ILLNESS. MUST BE within this individual adoptee.

Ruth Herr Sippel Pace of course delusions are so entrenched.


They posted the Amazon listing for Joan’s book…

Is Adoption Trauma? added a new photo to the album: Adoption Books.  Feb 19

Raised from infancy as an only child, 18 year old Joan Mary Wheeler knows only that she was adopted. In her senior year of high school in 1974, she is found by siblings she did not know she had.They tell her that she was the youngest of five children born to married parents, that their mother died when she was three months old, and that her name was Doris Michol Sippel.

What happens next is the unfolding of family secrets and betrayal, joys of discovery, sadness of time lost,… and the push and pull of two families on the one person they share. This adoption reunion reaches across the North American continent, the Atlantic Ocean, and spans four decades.

This is also the story of one woman who examined her two different birth certificates for 40 years and asks, “Why did New York State Health Department change my identity?”

Amazon –…

IMMEDIATELY…the comments came…

T.J. Schmitt notice the “thought police” have found the amazon reviews for this book, there is one jerk who slams this book as a “violation of privacy” …. they are everywhere, aren’t they? it is so interesting… psychologists know that adoption in traumatic, they don’t even dispute it. but the general public would rather believe it’s “beautiful” because their favourite movie star says so….. f’ing sheep

Maggie Watanabe That one is a stalker.

Ruth Herr Sippel Pace ‘that one’ is one of the birth sisters of the author. As am I. You don’t know the whole story.

Ruth Herr Sippel Pace the 2009 printed edition contained slander against me, which I sent proof of via court and police documents to the publisher of the book. Their legal team determined the author violated the terms of contract when she signed it saying the book was the truth. The publisher pulled the book from publication. I’m sorry that you guys think the birth family doesn’t have the right to NOT have their good reputtions sullied. I’ve had to deal with the author calling my job with lies to get me fired – the last incident being 2012. The author is well known for causing trouble for many family members. One incident in 2009 caused the Town of Tonawanda police to call my house wherein “that one” who does not live in the area to be named as doing something. When she called the police the next day, they told her “don’t worry about her (the author), we know all about her.”

Jennifer Suzanna This thread proves what a mess adoption makes.

T.J. Schmitt AH, mental cases drawn to pain like a shark to blood. Looks like somebody forgot to take her meds… blocked her

Gert here…

no surprise, of course, all comments were removed from the thread were Joan’s book is listed. Obviously, I was able to capture them beforehand.

In the world of human beings…no matter what the topic, there are always many sides and always there are those that remain closed to any form of reason.

There’s an old saying… you can NOT have a reasonable conversation with a drunk or a mentally ill person.


UPDATE MARCH 2017; as older posts are being seen I, Gert, am updating with links to my second blog and a Facebook page wherein I expose AGAIN the lies, fabrications and hate that Joan M Wheeler (Doris Michol Sippel) says about me and family. The first book ‘Forbidden Family, A Half Orphan’s Account of Her Adoption, Reunion and Social Activism’ published in 2009, was pulled from publication by the publisher in May 2011 due to libelous material in it. Then in 2015, she ‘self-published’ a ‘revised’ version calling it ‘Forbidden Family, an adoptee duped by adoption’, being her own editor and owner. This woman has no shame no sense of family honor! Then in 2016 Joan changed her name back to her birth name and reedited and republished the SAME crap in another book; a Third edition! CALLED ‘Forbidden Family: An Adopted Woman’s Struggle for Identity’! Talk about conning people!     this blog’s title/sub title is… DUPED BY ADOPTION & AN WOMAN’S STRUGGLE FOR IDENTITY, A BOOK STUDY an in-depth analyzes of the books called Forbidden Family; My Life as an Adoptee Duped by adoption & An Adopted Woman’s Struggle for Identity by Joan M Wheeler/Doris M Sippel.

in addition…

This author, whether she goes by Joan M Wheeler or Doris M Sippel, has three books, all the same but for title and author name. There are two ‘discussion’ forums, on Amazon, for two of the books. The first book has one review and several comments related.

The buying public has the right to view and comment on those forums and comments.

Here are those links…

Forbidden Family: My Life as an Adoptee Duped by Adoption forum

Joan Mary Wheeler forum



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