There’s not ONE positive review, or comment, (reviews 1, 2, 3) on Doris M Sippel’s NEW BOOK; An Adopted Woman’s Struggle for Identity

Just before I was about to publish this post developments occurred and other reviews have been published…not to worry I shall in time address them, individually… but for sake of historical developments…we shall continue on…

see end of this post for links to the other reviews.

Oh, sure there’s a 5-star rating but it is not a positive review! Where are all of Doris/Joan M Wheeler’s supporters, friends and fellow adoption activists? Where are the rebuttals on the comments? Joan/Doris must like to STRUGGLE, over and over and over again! What’s the point? She really put her foot in her shit this time!

In case you have NOT seen the reviews and comments this post is about the 3 negative reviews.

Review #one

BAIT AND SWITCH – CON-ARTISTRY, September 23, 2016

By Ruth Pace   Verified Purchase

This review is from: Forbidden Family: An Adopted Woman’s Struggle for Identity (Kindle Edition)

this is classic bait and switch – I purchased previously the kindle edition of Forbidden Family Duped by Adoption by Joan Mary Wheeler a year ago – Ms. Wheeler had her name legally changed to Doris Michol Sippel in June 2016 – and then changed the title of the book to Forbidden Family: An Adopted Woman’s Struggle for Identity. But this is the SAME EXACT BOOK AS THE PREVIOUS BOOK.

If the author wanted her book to reflect her name change, she should have made clear on the cover and on the selling site that this book “was previously published in its entirety as “Forbidden Family Duped by Adoption” under my adopted name Joan Mary Wheeler.”
bait and switch, scamming and thievery, con-artistry.

for my discussion forum on Joan Mary Wheeler/Doris Michol Sippel and all 4 versions of the same book go here https://www.amazon.com/gp/forum/cd/forum.html/ref=cm_cd_fp_rvt?ie=UTF8&cdForum=Fx3T0YAD0KXNPP5

gert mcqueen says:

I also purchased the kindle and printed book of ‘duped by adoption’, last year! I have JUST repurchased the kindle and printed versions of this RIP OFF of the same old story! Because I want to have the evidence in my hands that this author is conning Amazon and readers out of their monies! If someone purchase ‘Duped by adoption’ by Joan M Wheeler, it is the SAME as this book (Struggle for Identity) the author ONLY changed her name NOT the contents of the book.

gert mcqueen says:

Here is a NEW review on this author’s identical book…note the title and author’s name, the only things CHANGED

Forbidden Family: My Life as an Adoptee Duped by Adoption Paperback – November 2, 2015 by Joan Mary Wheeler (Author), Michael Allen Potter (Editor), Rene Hoksbergen(Editor)

If she wants to write about adoption that is fine but she needs to get her facts correct first …, October 7, 2016
By Amazon Customer This review is from: Forbidden Family: My Life as an Adoptee Duped by Adoption (Paperback)
All I’m going to say is this book is nothing but a bunch of lies. How I know this is she wrote lies about my parents in this book. She had no permission to put their names in this book of lies. She needs to get her facts correct before she writes stuffs about my parents in this book of fiction. I’m not sit back while she trashed my family. This book was pull from calculation because it was proven she lied. If she wants to write about adoption that is fine but she needs to get her facts correct first and stop bad mouthing the my family. So please don’t believe everything you read from Ms Wheeler. I wouldn’t recommend this book to anyone.

Here is the permalink…  https://www.amazon.com/review/R3VI5Y1RIIQR82/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm?ie=UTF8&ASIN=0615799221

SAME BOOK, JUST DIFFERENT TITLE AND AUTHOR NAME

 

Review #two

By gert mcqueen on September 24, 2016

Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase

This is not a new book, it is the same book as in her previous TWO! The author changed her name and title of the book, but it is not a new book. This is gross misleading of Amazon and the buying public! Look at the author’s page; it contains (shows) the other/same book! Well it did show both. Look for ‘Forbidden Family; an adoptee duped by adoption’ and look at the forward, the contents, the entire book is the same! Same hate, anger, and self-importance! Amazon should remove this book from the buying public!

Ruth Pace says:

FRAUD – SMOKE AND MIRRORS
PUTTING A NEW NAME AND A PICTURE ON A NEW COVER OF AN IDENTICAL BOOK SOLD BEFORE UNDER A DIFFERENT NAME.

gert mcqueen says:

the previous version, ‘duped by adoption’ had an editor… Michael Allen Potter (Editor) why is he NOT on this version? And the ‘forward’ was written in 2006 and was NOT rewritten by Rene to reflect Joan’s name change to Doris! This entire presentation is FRAUD. This book needs to be removed from the buying market.

gert mcqueen says:

Here is a NEW review on this author’s identical book…note the title and author’s name, the only things CHANGED
Forbidden Family: My Life as an Adoptee Duped by Adoption Paperback – November 2, 2015 by Joan Mary Wheeler (Author), Michael Allen Potter (Editor), Rene Hoksbergen(Editor)

If she wants to write about adoption that is fine but she needs to get her facts correct first …, October 7, 2016
By Amazon Customer This review is from: Forbidden Family: My Life as an Adoptee Duped by Adoption (Paperback)
All I’m going to say is this book is nothing but a bunch of lies. How I know this is she wrote lies about my parents in this book. She had no permission to put their names in this book of lies. She needs to get her facts correct before she writes stuffs about my parents in this book of fiction. I’m not sit back while she trashed my family. This book was pull from calculation because it was proven she lied. If she wants to write about adoption that is fine but she needs to get her facts correct first and stop bad mouthing the my family. So please don’t believe everything you read from Ms Wheeler. I wouldn’t recommend this book to anyone.

Here is the permalink   https://www.amazon.com/review/R3VI5Y1RIIQR82/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm?ie=UTF8&ASIN=0615799221

THE ONLY THING CHANGED IS THE TITLE AND AUTHOR’S NAME, SAME BOOK!

 

Review # three

By Patti

She got me on this one! By Patti on December 17, 2016 Format: Kindle Edition

I love it because it sounds better than the first book and I suppose the second one too BUT it is all the same. Seems to me the author is backlashing towards her families. I find it very frustrating that someone can be so vindictive to hurt others. I read books like this to help my volunteer job that assists children in the adoption process. Families are complex, got it and sometimes adoption is what is best for the child. Look at our children’s future now, LOTS of adoptions going on because of the extreme Opioids and Heroine epidemics. Did she ever think that maybe she was protected. Reading some of discussions, leads you to other discussions. I found it interesting that in some BLOGS, Joan (Doris) adopted BUT her sisters Ruth Pace and Gert McQueen were not, they stated at a Foster Home. WOW?????? In her book she put that her mom died so she is lucky she was adopted. This link I found interesting from her 2nd book or was it her 1st (doesn’t matter all the same content) – http://www.amazon.com/Forbidden-Family-Adoptee-Duped-Adoption/forum/Fx16ZHWP5PQHHCK/-/1/ref=cm_cd_dp_hdp_fp_cq?_encoding=UTF8&asin=B00X520CGW

 

Dec 19, 2016 gert mcqueen says:

This reboot, of Forbidden Family, is the same as the other two books that Doris M Sippel published under her adopted name of Joan M Wheeler. While anyone, including Joan, has the right to change their name legally, it really is misleading to the buying public for the author NOT to inform people that it is THE SAME BOOK under her OTHER titles and author name. The author is totally against adoption! To her mind NO adoption is acceptable, no matter the circumstances, including abuse, addictions or other conditions. This author, whether she goes by Joan or Doris, and her other books, has several `discussion’ forums, here on Amazon. The buying public has the right to view and comment on those forums. Here are those links… you might have to copy and paste links into your browser.

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

https://www.amazon.com/Forbidden-Family-Adoptee-Duped-Adoption/forum/Fx16ZHWP5PQHHCK/-/1/ref=cm_cd_fp_rvt?_encoding=UTF8&asin=B00X520CGW

Joan Mary Wheeler forum

https://www.amazon.com/gp/forum/cd/forum.html/ref=cm_cd_rvt?ie=UTF8&cdForum=Fx3T0YAD0KXNPP5
And here is the link to the FIRST book, it has one review and 4 comments

Forbidden Family

HERE ARE THE LINKS TO THE OTHER TWO REVIEWS FROM FRIENDS….

https://gertmcqueen2.wordpress.com/2017/02/10/an-adopted-womans-struggle-for-identity-by-fred-tomasello-jr-review-4-on-doris-m-sippels-replayact-3-of-her-memoir/

https://gertmcqueen2.wordpress.com/2017/02/15/an-adopted-womans-struggle-for-identity-by-m-euler-review-5-on-doris-m-sippels-replayact-3-of-her-memoir/

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What REALLY is the motive of Joan M Wheeler taking her birth name of Doris M Sippel? Was it THOUGHT OUT or is there a MOTIVE?

If an adoptee changes their name, legally, back to the birth name, what is the motive/reason?

Is it really a good thing to ‘take back’ their birth name? What about others in that birth family whom NOW have to deal with this ‘new’ addition to their family tree/name? How do GENERATIONS, current and in the future, DEAL with this ‘interloper’ who ‘takes’ the family name, after adoption? How about general CONFUSIONS? Make no mistake confusions and more can happen when some takes and claims a NAME that others in a family KNOW nothing about!

She may be able to legally change her name back to her birth family name, but that does NOT give her any standing in the birth family. In fact it causes confusion and more, for generations to come. Doris M Sippel was born in 1956, adopted and became Joan M Wheeler. Regardless of the fact that she was ‘found’ in 1974, there STILL are, and in years to come, many in the birth family that either don’t want her in the family or haven’t a CLUE who she is!

Personally I call into questions Joan/Doris’s MOTIVES for doing so. She doesn’t hide her true emotions about how the birth family has treated her. How perfect for her to ‘do it to them’ by taking the birth family name! Yep, she just wants to get even because her ‘identity’ was taken from her. Forget the fact that the LAW is the LAW.

And the ‘confusion’ has only began…

I was shown a comment that was left on Joan/Doris’s Facebook page. After thinking about it I decided to email the gentleman. The following speaks for itself.

Here’s the comment I saw…

George Berben Hello Mrs Sippel, just asking, which book do you mean on the FB site of René Hoksbergen? The book with the picture of the book ( kind van de rekening) or the book wrote by René which I named in my collumn(“Kinderen die niet konden blijven. Zestig jaar adoptie in beeld” ?) If you ask for “Kind van de rekening, een verboden bestaan”you can also reply to me! bema@home.nl Thanks! Sorry if my English is too bad or I misunderstand your request. kind regardsGeorge.  November 3 at 3:15pm  http://henryne.wixsite.com/kindvanderekening     bema@home.nl

 

Here is the email exchange that we had…

 

Hello George Berben

I am writing to you because I saw a comment you wrote to Doris M Sippel.

As an introduction to you. I am Gert McQueen, eldest birth sibling of Doris M Sippel.

Sippel is our FAMILY name. Doris was adopted out when our mother died in 1956. Her adopted name is Joan M Wheeler. She only recently, in June, legally changed her name back to her birth name. She is NOT a MRS. ‘Mrs Sippel’ was our grandmother, then our mother and then 2 step mothers and our brother’s wife and his son’s wife etc etc.

Doris M Sippel or Joan M Wheeler (one and the same person) is NOT welcomed nor acknowledged in the birth family for her negative behaviors toward everyone, during reunion, and afterwards for writing a book of lies about both birth and adopted families, not once but three times.

Sometime in the 1980s she wrote a piece called ‘the Secret is Out’ and it was published in some journal in the Netherlands. In that article she gave ‘real’ names to our personal identities. That publication and other intrigues, with René Hoksbergen, caused great distress to some in our family and Rene involved himself in our family’s affairs; bad form! Then when Joan/Doris was ‘writing’ her memoir, unknown to the family, René Hoksbergen wrote a ‘forward’ for the book; that was in 2006.

Her first book Forbidden Family, A Half Orphan’s Account of Her Adoption, Reunion and Social Activism‘ was published in 2009 but then was pulled from publication by the publisher in May 2011, for libelous material within the book. Joan had violated the contract. Rene’s ‘forward’ was published in this edition with date of 2006.

Then in 2015, she ‘self-published’ a ‘revised’ version calling it ‘Forbidden Family, an adoptee duped by adoption’. Rene’s ‘forward’ was ‘altered’ and reprinted with the date of June 2015.

Then in 2016 Joan changed her name back to her birth name and rewrote and republished the SAME crap in another book; a Third edition called, ‘Forbidden Family: An Adopted Woman’s Struggle for Identity’! Rene’s ‘forward’ was ‘altered’ and again reprinted with the date of June 2015.

???Does Rene know these facts and about the chapter, in the ‘false’ account, of his visit with Joan and other members of my family? Does he know that Joan/Doris continues to repeat falsehoods?

It is very easy to go to Amazon with those titles and see reviews/comments and discussions.

Here is a link to one of my blogs and a Facebook page for further info.

https://gertmcqueen2.wordpress.com/

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.

https://www.facebook.com/dupedbyadoptionStruggleforIdentity1/

While the topic of adoption does cause various emotions the practice of adoption is one of PERSONAL choice. I myself adopted my son in a ‘step-parent’ adoption and because Joan/Doris did not LIKE that, she violated my parental rights…for that I banished her from my life! The fact that she continues to write falsehoods and exposures and exploits our family is something that I and others will continue to counter with the truth.

She is not to be trusted. Even those in ‘mainstream’ American adoption reform distance themselves from her.

Thank you for your time

Gert McQueen (born Gertrude Mary Sippel)

^^^^

Dear Gert McQueen,

Sorry for the big letters but  I have a visual problem and  my view is just 8 %. I saw  this message a few minuts ago because  I was for in the hospital for a few days after a traffic accident

Thank you for your information  and will send it to René Hoksbergen.

I Only reponse to  Doris Sippel/ Joan Wheeler because she asked more information about my autobiografic book about my life.

I can tell you  that you can’t find lies in my book because two lawyers did a good job by check up all the facts and are agree of the publication of my book.

I don’t know Doris Sippel/ Joan Wheeler and do’nt even know her books.  So I don’t even know what is a lie or what is teh truth she wrote.

Kind regards

George Berben ( born as George Reestman and adopted as George Abbenhuis but  in later years Berben. That is also not the  right name because it is given to me by the Government but still isn’t my real name. The government refuse to given me the real name of my biologic father. After the end of WW 2 1945/46 many children where born out of a realtion between Young girls an women and German soldiers or USA/Canadian soldiers and that is a black( shame on you) page in the Dutch history long time ago!

^^^^

Dear Mr George B,

Thank you for your kind reply. I do hope that you are doing well after your accident. I understand your vision difficulty and hope that you are able to increase the size to your advantage.

Thank you for referring my information to Rene Hoksbergen. Yes, there are many incidents, in every country, in the past, present and in the future, that can be called ‘black (shame on you)’ social/history pages. Such is the world of humans! My concerns are with the accuracy and honor of my family, in particular my parents whom do not need to be exploited by Joan/Doris…but that’s my issues not yours.

Again, thanks for your reply and best wishes to you.

Gert McQueen

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If this is HOW Doris M Sippel/Joan M Wheeler behaves, towards another author, at her FIRST BOOK SIGNING, than she ought to be banned from book signings!

Doris/Joan is an idiot! She’s so in love with herself and her so-called message to the public that she doesn’t see that she makes an ass out of herself. But I’m sure others see her behavior, as you will see within this post.

There are THREE separate items in this post; all are related to each other.

I was shown a Facebook page announcement for a book signing, where Doris/Joan was to be in attendance, AFTER the show was over. Ruth and I then left a couple of comments.

ITEM ONE  

See this for the announcement. The Buffalo History Museum added 12 new photosNovember 25 at 3:13pm

Ruth Herr Sippel Pace             I did not attend this – but will say this: Doris Michol Sippel’s book “Forbidden Family: An Adopted Woman’s Struggle for Identity,” is nothing but a rehash of a book that she had pubished in 2009 by Trafford Publications under her adopted name of Joan Mary Wheeler, entitled “Forbidden Family.” That book was pulled from publication when proof of libelous statement contained within the book was sent to Trafford.

In November 2015, Ms. Wheeler self-published the book as “Forbidden Family: My Life as an Adoptee Duped by Adoption, ” via Amazon’s Kindle.

In May 2016, Ms. Wheeler legally changed her name to the name she was given at birth, Doris Michol Sippel. She then had her book published AGAIN in September 2016 via Amazon’s Kindle under her new name, and changed the title to the book AGAIN to “Forbidden Family: An Adopted Woman’s Struggle for Identity,” with no explanation to her customers of her name change or why she keeps changing the title of her book.

Each edition of her book remains 90% the same, the self-published kindle editions contain the same libelous materials that caused her first paperback edition to have been pulled from publication, and with additional libelous materials added in.

While I applaud local events giving local authors a venue to showcase their works, I suggest in the future, the persons organizing such events do some research on the authors and their material.

Discussions on Doris Michol Sippel’s (aka Joan Mary Wheeler) are readily found on google. please see this blog post: “Con Artist Joan Mary Wheeler, now known as Doris Michol Sippel strikes again by peddling to an unsuspecting public a book with a new title, a new author-name, BUT THE SAME CONTENTS INSIDE. ”  https://ruthsippelpace.wordpress.com/…/con-artist-joan…/

November 27 at 11:58am

Gert Mcqueen              I wish to inform your institution of the undesirable nature of a local author and her book. I am a family member to Doris Michol Sippel also known as Joan M Wheeler. Her book is a NOT a true story, it is filled with malicious fabrications and libel towards every member of TWO families; her birth and adoptive families. Please do not allow her to use your GOOD NAME to continue to damage family members. PLEASE look at Amazon for the reviews on her titles as well as my blog and Facebook pages.

Here are 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’ was published in 2009 but then was pulled from publication by the publisher in May 2011, for libelous material within the book. Then in 2015, she ‘self-published’ a ‘revised’ version calling it ‘Forbidden Family, an adoptee duped by adoption’. This woman has no shame no sense of family honor! Then in 2016 Joan changed her name back to her birth name and rewrote 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!

https://gertmcqueen2.wordpress.com/
https://www.facebook.com/dupedbyadoptionStruggleforIdent…/
thank you Gert Sippel McQueen

THEN AFTER WE SAW ITEM TWO (IN THIS POST) WE WROTE THE FOLLOWING COMMENTS

Ruth Herr Sippel Pace          it has come to my attention via an anti-adoption facebook page, that Doris Michol Sippel had started screaming at another author at this event. Because the other author had questioned her about adoption and did not use ‘correct’ adoption terminology. And has now published that other author’s phone number and other contact information and has asked other ‘angry adult adoptees” to spam that author.

This book signing was Ms. Sippel’s first book signing event and she blew it by acting like a child. Then further complicates matters by engaging in revenge tactics. The libel containied in Ms. Sippel’s book that I speak about in my previous comment of November 27 were ‘revenge tactics’ agaisnt me.

I applaud the museum giving authors a venue to meet and greet the public and sell their works, and as a family member of Ms. Sippel, I extend my apologies for her behavor.

December 3 at 6:06pm

Gert Mcqueen          if Doris M Sippel/Joan M Wheeler goes to book signings for the purpose of continued exploitation of 2 her families to promote her anti-adoption politics and ends up arguing with other authors and exposing them to spam tactics, because they are pro-adoption, then Doris/Joan ought to be banned from attending book signings, after all it is MINE family that is being exploited by Doris/Joan and the greater Buffalo population ought to know that. December 3 at 3:32pm

ITEM TWO

Found the following on

https://www.facebook.com/groups/anti.adoption/permalink/826523750783828/

 

Doris Michol Sippel December 1 at 8:48pm · Buffalo

ABUSIVE ADOPTER ALERT – author Mary Arno

I was one of 65 local authors who presented their books for sale at the Buffalo (New York) History Museum on Sat Nov 26, 2016. This was my very first author event for my memoir, Forbidden Family: An Adopted Woman’s Struggle for Identity. (Amazon)

The woman to my right handed me her book mark. She is a well-known author by the name of Mary Arno. Here is here contact info from her book mark: 716- 523-0200  www.MaryArno.com
mary@maryarno.com
(You will need it to send her emails to inform her about the reality of adoption. She has no clue.)

I gave her my flyer. She read it: “The death of my married mother when I was an infant led to my closed adoption. Eighteen years later, I was found by family I did not know I had.” Inside the flyer was a statement about sealed birth certificates and falsified birth certificates.

Mary Arno turned to me and said, “you sound very angry!”

I shot out at her, “I am now! Thank you for putting me on the defensive! I am the expert of my life!”

She said, “You should be mad at your BIOLOGICAL mother for giving you away, not at your adoptive parents…”

At hearing her refer to my MOTHER as my “BIOLOGICAL MOTHER”, I got even madder and began shouting at her. “My mother died!”

But she didn’t even acknowledge my loss. “Then you should be mad at your father for giving you away, not at your adoptive parents!”

“I never blamed my father for giving me away! He was in an impossible situation, a father of five children, his wife died of cancer, how I could blame him…”

Mary Arno shot back at me, “Oh no, it is clearly his fault! He willing gave you away! You SHOULD blame him!” And in the next breath, she asked, “Your adoptive parents loved you, didn’t they?”

I yelled, “Oh? My adoptive parents lied to me my entire life! Lies, lies, lies! And more lies! They knew I had sisters and a brother who lived 6 miles from me my entire childhood, yet they willfully prevented me from knowing my own siblings! I would hardly call that love! New York State stole my birth certificate and I’m not supposed to upset over that?”

“I am an adoptive mother so I have a different opinion than you do,” Mary Arno declared smugly.

I shouted back at her. “You did not give birth so your name does not belong on a birth certificate.”

“That is your opinion!” Mary Arno snapped back at me.

“It’s more than my opinion. I have 42 years of personal and professional experience in adoption reform. This is a global movement to eradicate adoption from the planet. Adoptees and mothers-of-adoption-loss are rising in protest against adoption.”
I told her I am fighting New York State for my right to my own birth certificate. She said I should do just that! As if I need her permission for my activism!

Then Mary Arno said to me, “So, writing your memoir, that must have been a very cathartic experience for you.”

Nice going. What a put-down. No, it actually was hard work. As if all adoptees who write memoirs write simply to “get it out of our systems” so “we can move on with our lives”. Hell, I wouldn’t wish this journey on my worst enemy.

Somehow, I got through he two hour event by talking with people as they came up to the table.

I sent Mary Arno a long email on the proper etiquette on how to talk with an adopted person. I encourage all adoptees and mothers-of-adoption-loss to do so as well.

Here is the front and back of Mary Arno’s bookmark with her website and contact info – email and phone number. Yes, she lives in Buffalo, New York.  716- 523-0200 www.MaryArno.com

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Julie Kelly        Am so sorry you were treated that way, Doris. That woman was totally in the wrong!

1) Substitute anyone else who had been victimized by anything or experienced huge losses, and it’s obvious how inappropriate and insensitive her first comment was to …See More

December 1 at 9:56pm

Doris Michol Sippel         Thank you. Why don’t you write to her and tell her that? I told her in my own words. She needs to hear form others. Because, obviously, she is so ill-informed and biased. December 1 at 10:01pm

Julie Kelly Doris,       my comment is awaiting approval. Whether it gets posted or not, at least she will read it. Yesterday at 12:52am

Karen Beebe Wilson Buterbaugh        You did a wonderful thing by educating this ignorant person who thinks she is some kind of authority on adoption!!! I applaud you and thank you for doing that!! Big smile on my face reading your responses to that ignorant adoptor!!! December 1 at 10:01pm

Doris Michol Sippel         Karen Beebe Wilson Buterbaugh I sent her a very long email! With my typed book list of 135 books that I own! And several articles. Maybe you could write to her as well! She needs to hear from us! (Thank you by the way!)  December 1 at 10:04pm

 

ITEM THREE

I sent an email on Dec 3, 2016, titled…you are being maliciously maligned by Doris M Sippel

Hello Mary Arno

My name is Gert McQueen. I am ccing this to Ruth Herr Sippel Pace. We are birth sisters to Doris M Sippel. It has come to my attention that Doris (known also as Joan M Wheeler) has begun a hate campaign against you. You ought to know that she is anti-adoption and uses book groups and book signings to promote her quasi political positions, exploiting both the adopted and birth families.

I am sharing the following for your information and would suggest that you make event organizers aware of Doris’ motives for her book, how the book is libelous and untrue, how she exploits her families, and the public and how she treats authors like yourself.

The first is what Ruth and I placed on the Buffalo History Museum’s Facebook when she saw the event.

The second is what I found just this morning on a Facebook page of anti-adoption, Doris’ call to attack you.

Please feel free to respond to myself and sister Ruth. Our blogs are listed in the following.

Thank you  Gert McQueen

end of email sent

Now I have NOT heard back from Mary Arno, nor do I expect to, but I’m sure that she read the email and looked at the ‘items’ as presented to her and here.

Doris/Joan writes that she has a

‘book list of 135 books that I own! And several articles’ on the topic of adoption and adoptees!

Wow!!! That must certainly make her the authoritative voice on the subject and her logic to browbeat another!

She also writes…

‘This is a global movement to eradicate adoption from the planet.’

Hate to mention it, but it was I, me, Gert, who was the one who FIRST used the word ERADICATE in terms of adoption…this only means that Joan/Doris HAS BEEN reading my blog! nice going Joan!

All this proves that her ‘book’ is NOT selling well on Amazon, take a look at the reviews for example. She has laid out some money in order to have PRINTED books available for book signings! I know how that business works! If Joan/Doris continues to alienate other authors and gets DIS-INVITED to book signings…she will end of having a living room full of her precious book and no buyers! Idiot child that she is!

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