Missouri Adoption Laws
Access to Adoption Records Who May Access Information Citation: Ann. Stat. § 453.121 Nonidentifying information is available to:The adoptive parents The child's legal guardians The adult adoptee Identifying information is available to the adult adoptee. Access to Nonidentifying... Avoiding Adoption Fraud and Scams
Beware, Be Smart, Do the Research “If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.” And the world of adoption – for both placing and adopting parents – is no exception. It’s understandable that, in the emotionally charged atmosphere surrounding adoption, we may... Are they your real kids?
Ah, the questions people ask, and think they have every right to ask. Adoptive parents have dealt with these questions for ages. How you respond is up to you. Some people truly don’t know that the question that they are asking is offensive, or can be seen as rude. Others are just downright... Montana Adoption Laws
Access to Adoption Records Who May Access Information Citation: Ann. Code § 42-6-102 Information may be provided to:The adult adoptee The adoptive or birth parent An extended family member of an adoptee or birth parent A court-appointed confidential intermediary Access to...
Again and Again I say, "Prepare!"
September 30, 2013, 8:48 pm
The most important first step in beginning a search for birth parents is easier said than done. To skip it, however, could make all the difference in your outcome reaction. The importance of being emotionally strengthened and prepared cannot be overemphasized. Search and Reunion Issues , written... TRA Gratitude Project 2013: Days 1 and 2
November 2, 2013, 8:31 pm
Ok, it's November. For those of us who live in the U.S., it is the month where we take a day to celebrate Thanksgiving. Now, aside from the slightly warped way that this holiday came about (that's material for a blog post of different kind), I've decided to embrace the "good" of this holiday --... After Finding the Name
November 7, 2013, 9:14 am
In the days before computers, all non-identifying information was typewritten. Identifying information was blacked out with marker and for extra measure, a layer of 'white-out', used to correct typewriter errors, was brushed over top of that. But my paperwork had been managed incorrectly. In...
The Beauty of DNA Testing
Here is our story. Our mother was born in 1926 was adopted from NYC. Her biological mother worked at the hospital to care for her until she was 11 months old and adopted. Mom did receive the letter... A Success Story
I am a child who was adopted by a loving home and this story is from my point of view. My mother adopted me as a single parent, so it has been just me and her since I was 7. I was permanently taken... Encouragement and Caution
I am a 55-year-old adoptee with an amazingly short and fully successful story about my search for my birth parents. Very few adoptees have ever been able to so quickly locate their families with such...
Bill Text: IL HB1243 | 2013-2014 | 98th General Assembly ...
court may deny a motion by a parent, presumed parent, 22: acknowledged parent, adjudicated parent, or alleged parent : 23: seeking an order for genetic testing of the parents and child : 24: if the court determines that: 09800HB1243ham006 - 39 -
HB2726enr 91st General Assembly
... and the biological 20 mother of this child is the biological mother of at least 21 one other child who was ... nor shall an 21 affidavit be required to be filed by a non-consenting parent, 22 or by any judge, or clerk, involved in an official capacity 23 in ...