(Taken from the Adoption Glossary)
Amended Birth Certificate: A term used to refer to the new birth certificate that is issued for an adopted child after an adoption becomes final, which shows the new name of the adopted child and the adoptive parents as the parents of the child, as though they are its biological parents. This new... [more
Helpful Documents and Resources
None but a mule denies his family. ~ Anonymous As discussed previously, the best places to obtain the documents you need to resolve your search include: The Internet, including the many search engines and databases; Public libraries and other online libraries; and Adoption agencies or state...
The Open Records Debate
The Issue - Summary One of the hottest issues in adoption today, not only in the U.S., but around the world as well, is whether or not adoptees should have unrestricted access to their original adoption records when they reach the age of majority as defined by law in their state or country. In... Learn About The Legal Process of Adoption
Adoption is a legal process that creates a new, permanent parent-child relationship where one didn't exist before. The adoption proceedings take place in court before a Judge. Adoption bestows on the adoptive parent(s) all the rights and responsibilities of a legal parent, and gives the child... Using the Adoption Search Information to Complete the Puzzle
Organizing the Search Information to Prevent Duplication of Efforts a.. Keep a log of contacts Keeping a binder with index dividers is always recommended. Note what information you requested, the date you requested the information, the name of the person and office you contacted and the date...
News Out of Sydney We Should All Read
September 27, 2008, 6:43 am
Australia is a beautiful place, don't you think? Beyond the beauty of the land, I'm always impressed with the way this country handles adoption issues. In an article dated yesterday , I could hardly contain my glee for the members of the triad living down under. Why? Let's jump right to the meat... Amended Birth Certificate
June 30, 2008, 10:39 pm
And not only this, but also we ourselves, having the first fruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting eagerly for our adoption as sons, the redemption of our body (Romans 8:23).
In todayís mail, I received a lovely surprise Ė our daughterís amended birth... What Do You Call ďThe Day?Ē
January 31, 2008, 11:48 pm
On this day that our final decree is granted, Iím wondering: What do you call the day you adopted your children? I have mixed feelings about many of the choices Iíve seen. I donít mean to hurt or put down any of the fine families Iíve seen use these terms, but hereís a summary of the issues I...
Amend Birth Certificate - How To Information | eHow.com
The most common reason for seeking an amended birth certificate is in the case of adoption. However, if you need to change information, supply missing information (like It's a Girl!), change the gender listed, or change the name it is all possible to be done through an amended birth certificate.
Amended Birth Certificate - What Is the Difference Between an ...
What is the difference between an amended birth certificate and an original birth certificate?
An amended birth certificate will be prepared upon receipt of an affidavit of paternity, a court order establishing paternity, or a certificate of marriage establishing the marriage of the natural parents to each other, and payment of any fees.