(Taken from the Adoption Glossary)
Identifying Information: Information about birthparents or adoptive parents or an adopted child, which either on its own, or in a combination with other information, discloses, or could lead to the discovery of, the identity of these individuals, such as last names, addresses, phone numbers,... [more
Oklahoma State Regulations - Non-Identifying & Identifying Information
Obtaining Non-Identifying Information: Adoptive parents and adopted adults age 18 or older may obtain non-identifying information.Obtaining Identifying Information: Identifying information is provided through a registry and confidential intermediary program. Using a Confidential Intermediary: ...
My story - found birthmother!
My Name is Kerri and I was adopted at 8 weeks of age from New Orleans Lousiana (Seller's Baptist Home) My parents already had two sons and wanted a little girl. Shortly, after I was adopted my mother got pregnant and had a girl. I had a great childhood, my parents never treated me any differant... Finding Carlos Roberto
On July 30, 1991, we received "the call," the one all prospective adoptive parents await anxiously, all the while on pins and needles. The woman at the agency, PLAN International Adoptions, in McMinnville, Oregon, was calling us across the country in Pennsylvania to inform us that we had a healthy... He Did This for Us
I always knew that I was adopted. My parents shared this information with me when I was probably 4 years old. It never really bothered me, though I did wonder who my birth mother was, where she was, and what had happened to her? Was she happy? Married, etc.? Once I got married, I wrote the DEFACS...
Bits and Pieces Now Make Sense
November 9, 2013, 5:24 pm
When I read the message from the lady who told me I have a brother, lets call her Judy, she also included memories she had of my birth mom. She wrote that my birth mom enjoyed swimming with her and she loved horses. My mind reeled back to my birth mom's non identifying information my adoptive... Moving from a Name to a Voice
November 21, 2013, 11:13 am
With me sitting alongside him, my husband called every male name on the list . Every time he dialed, I held my breath until someone answered. Every time no one answered or the voice on the other end claimed no knowledge of my birth mother, my heart sank a little lower. I knew I shouldn’t feel... 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...
One Birthmother Still Searching
My name is Gail. I gave my daughter up for adoption back in 1985. She was born in Sewickley Valley Hospital, Pennsylvania. Her birth date is 6/20/85. The name given to her by me is Candyace Lorainne.... He Did This for Us
I always knew that I was adopted. My parents shared this information with me when I was probably 4 years old. It never really bothered me, though I did wonder who my birth mother was, where she was,... Don't Assume the Worst
In 1967, Marcelle and Ken began dating. In June of 1968, Marcelle became pregnant. She did not live in an ideal environment in which to raise a child. She struggled with the decision of what she...