(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
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...
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... International Adoption - Russia
DISCLAIMER: The information in this circular relating to the legal requirements of specific foreign countries is provided for general information only. Questions involving interpretation of specific foreign laws should be addressed to foreign legal counsel. PLEASE NOTE: Please plan to stay a... Adoption Search Lesson Series - What You Need to Know About Birth Certificates
In any adoption-related search, birth certificates help establish a starting point. What we hope to determine is information about: date of birth gender place of birth and perhaps other details about weight, length, time, single/multiple birth, hospital, attending physician, etc. ...
War on 'Greatest Generation'? Critics assail voter ID laws
Genevieve Winslow of Milwaukee belongs is a member of the Greatest Generation. In 1948, at age 20, she married Alex Winslow, who fought in the Battle of the Bulge. Passed by Republican state legislatures as a hedge against voter fraud, the laws have been assailed by critics who say they... War on 'Greatest Generation'? Critics assail voter ID laws. (+video)
Voter ID laws passed by dozens of states are disproportionately hard on members of the Greatest Generation. For many, birth certificates are wrong, incomplete, or missing. Voter ID Laws Could Take Away The Rights Of America's Greatest Generation
Genevieve Winslow of Milwaukee is a member of the Greatest Generation. In 1948, at age 20, she married Alex Winslow, who fought in the Battle of the Bulge. Beginning a year later, at 21, she's voted in nearly every election since.
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... TRA Gratitude Project: Days 4 - 7 (Belated)
November 11, 2013, 7:43 am
To catch up on the Gratitude Project, I will cover a few days at a time. I must admit that using micro-blogging sites like Twitter and Facebook makes it easy to pop up a gratitude statement each day. However, I'm hoping that you are returning here, dear readers, for the explanations WHY I'm... Sealed With a Law
November 24, 2013, 12:36 pm
I was adopted from New Jersey, which, like many other states, has sealed records for adoptees with closed adoptions. Year by year, states are starting to open records for adoptees. Every year, I search New Jersey papers online hoping to glimpse, "Adoptee Records to be Unsealed for New Jersey...