(Taken from the Adoption Glossary)
Confidential Intermediary: A position or function that is created or authorized under the provisions of the adoption laws in most states, which refers to an individual who acts on behalf of either an adoptive parent, a birth parent or an adopted child, to attempt to make contact with other members... [more
Search Tips for Birthparents
Searching for adult birth children can be especially difficult for birthparents who may or may not be able to obtain much information. This article is written for both birthparents, however, unless the biological father's name is listed on the original birth certificate and a signed relinquishment...
Washington Adoption Laws
Access to Adoption Records Who May Access Information Citation: Rev. Code §§ 26.33.340; 26.33.343 Nonidentifying information is available to:An adoptive parent An adoptee A birth parent Identifying information may be accessed by: An adoptee who is age 21 or older, or under 21... Indiana
Closed– Age of Majority – 21 years old State Registry? Yes (Passive) CI System? Yes Those adopted prior to 1940 have full access to records. Hospital Records? Yes for adoptees at most hospitals with birth name and maiden name of birth mom. State’s Web site Information Forms... Choices in Searching: Intermediaries, Agency Searches, ISCs, Professional Searchers, Private Investi
At some point in your search, perhaps at the beginning, or maybe well into it, you will probably consider your options with regard to hiring a searcher. In many states, provinces, and regions, confidential intermediary (CI) systems are in place, and a CI will be recommended to you by your agency or...
Wearing More than one Adoption Hat: Adoptive Mom and Adoptee
August 29, 2007, 8:32 am
Over the past few days, I have been sharing the stories of three different women who each wear more than one “adoption hat,” meaning they hold dual “roles” in the adoption triad. I’ve shared with you the story of Lisa , who is a birthmom and an adoptee and I’ve shared the story of Kacy , who is... Search Options: Confidential Intermediaries
April 11, 2010, 6:23 pm
Today I'm continuing my series on search options and focusing on court appointed confidential intermediaries. There are also private intermediaries and I will discuss that in a future blog post. Last month I discussed self searching and mutual consent directories . In future posts I'll... North Carolina Adds Services For Adoptees
December 10, 2007, 4:27 pm
For years the only way for those who were adopted in the state of North Carolina to receive any kind of identifying information about themselves prior to their adoption, was to go through the court system, but starting January 1, 2008 that will all change. North Carolina has set a new law into...
I am an adoptee that is 38 years old. I have been searching for my birth family for 20 years. In February, it will have been 10 years that I have been listed with the Confidential Intermediary... Marilyn's Birthmother Reunion Experience
I am a birthmother and as such I am so very thankful and grateful that I have been allowed to find my birthson, Sean and find some semblance of peace regarding him, his existence, and how his life... I've Looked at Adoption from Both Sides Now
I am adopted, and I have an adopted son, and also one that I birthed. I searched for my birth family six years ago, through a Confidential Intermediary, and neither of my birth parents wanted to meet...