(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.
Late Discovery and Successful Reunion
I had known I was adopted from the time I was 29 (which was 11 years ago). I found out after both my adoptive parents had passed away, through papers that they had saved from the adoption lawyer. I didn't have the courage to start my search then because I thought it would be disrespectful to my...
Hidden Past by Karen Joiner-Brown - Adoption Poetry - Guest Contributor
Karen Joiner-Brown How do I see the future when I can not find my past?How can I build foundations that I know are going to last?With bits and pieces missing and secrets kept from me.How do I stop the questions and find serenity?My mind is always traveling down roads that I create.Where quests are... 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... 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...
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... 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...