(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
Oklahoma Adoption Laws
Access to Adoption Records Who May Access Information Citation: Ann. Stat. Tit. 10, § 7508-1.3 The services of a confidential intermediary are available to:The adult adoptee The legal parent or guardian of the child of a deceased adoptee The adult descendant of a deceased adoptee The... Access to Adoption Records
State laws differ in how they handle access to information in sealed adoption records. This document explains and summarizes the types of information made available under State law. Those wishing to access records are encouraged to investigate the laws in the State where the adoption was finalized.... Michigan State Regulations - Access to Adoption Records
Obtaining Non-Identifying Information: Adopted adults, direct descendants of a deceased adopted adult, adoptive parents, birth parents, and birth siblings may obtain non-identifying information. Age of adulthood: 18Obtaining Identifying Information: Adopted adults can receive information... Adoption Lingo List
A growing list of our Editor's favorite abbreviations, acronyms, lingo, jargon, and slang. PREFIXES A- adoptive B- birth/biological F- female M- male ...
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... 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...
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... 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... Completed Circle
The Bible tells us that God is able to do far more than we would ever dare to hope or dream of. I have found this to be so true especially in the case of finding Shawn, my birth son, whom I gave up...