(Taken from the Adoption Glossary)
Open Adoption Records: In states where this is authorized by state law, adult adoptees over a certain age, usually over the age of 21, are able to obtain their original birth certificate without the requirement of a court order.
Remembered by Karen Joiner-Brown - Adoption Poetry - Guest Contributor
by Karen Joiner-Brown Never forgotten, never lost.Never far from mind or thought.Not left behind, or in the past.No image fades the memory lasts.You're seen in smiles my children give,Always within my heart you'll live.Remembered now forever here,Till close of life and end of years.Karen...
Way Cleared in Oregon for Access to Adoption Records
The U.S. Supreme Court refused May 30 to block an Oregon law allowing adult adoptees age 21 and older to obtain their original birth certificates. The High Court's decision allowed the law to take effect on May 31. Implementation of the Oregon law has been on hold while a legal challenge wound... Birth Bonds by Karen Joiner-Brown - Adoption Poetry - Guest Contributor
by Karen Joiner-Brown As leaf to tree, as flower to bee, as cloud to sky and rain.Like foot to toe, and face to nose, and person to a name.Together these, like fish to sea, forever will belong.Just as notes an artist wrote, or lyrics to a song.Like tracks to a train this perpetual chain is what the... IAI Publishes Journalist's Guide to Adoption - Press Release
IAI Publishes Journalist's Guide to Adoption For More Information Contact: Kathryn Creedy Institute for Adoption Information Tel: 802-442-7135 email: IAI PUBLISHES JOURNALIST'S GUIDE TO ADOPTION Bennington, VT, July 9, 2003 -- A Journalist's Guide to Adoption , the first, web-based...
Opening Records Bill Pending in New York
March 31, 2008, 9:35 am
Lately there have been many articles in various news publications about pending legislation to open adoption records so that adoptees would have access to their birth records. This would allow adoptees to have a greater chance of obtaining medical information and reuniting with their birth... Canada open records, Madonna and Gucci, and abuse reports
November 19, 2007, 2:35 am
We have been following the on-again/off-again saga of the Canadian Province of Ontario's dealing with open adoption records for a while now as legal maneuvers shift goal posts often, and sometimes within days of the last move. Now, apparently, there is an amended bill in the works .
Looking... And We Wonder Why Ethics are Hard to Come By
January 18, 2008, 10:29 am
You can read two great write-ups of the hearing regarding HB7, the bill written to open adoption records for all adoptees in the state of Ohio as well as make open adoptions legally binding. In Dawn's post, we see that a representative "rolled his eyes" during an adoptees testimony about the...