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Adoptee Rights Coalition - the Fight to obtain our Original Birth Certificates: Adoptee Rights Products!

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New Adoptee Rights Products! Fight to open #adoption OBC in style!

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National Study Backs Open Adoption Records

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For years, it's been one of the most hotly debated, emotional issues in adoption circles: Should adult adoptees have the right to their original birth records?

 

A study released today by a Boston-based adoption research institute says open records for adoption do not result in increased abortion rates, decreased adoptions or fractured adoptive families.

"All of the arguments put forth by people who think adoption records should be sealed simply aren't born out by the facts," said Adam Pertman, executive director of the Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute, which has long advocated for reforms in adoption laws, policies and practices, including open records.

 

The study reviewed past and current state laws; legislative histories; and the existing body of research on how sealed and open records impact affected parties.

 

"The reality is, in states with open records laws, there are fewer abortions, not more, and the number of adoptions increase," Mr. Pertman said. "This study gets at the core of the argument for adopted people and equal access to birth information."

 

For example, in Oregon -- one of six states that has re-established access to birth records for adopted people since 1996 -- abortions have declined since the law went into effect, at a rate similar to that in England and Wales when adoption records were opened, the study found. Adoption rates also increased in Oregon.

 

In Kansas and Alaska, which have always provided people with access to original birth certificates, the abortion rate is lower than the national rate, and the adoption rate is also higher than it is nationally, the study noted.

 

"Sealing records are a living symbol of the bad old days, when we hid unwed mothers, and stereotypes about them ruled the day," Mr. Pertman said. Such access not only is a civil rights issue, he added, but provides important information about an individual's mental and physical health history.



Read more: http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/news/us/national-study-backs-open-adoption-records-510327/#ixzz2Qf1kRZU0


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Adoptee Rights Protest 2009 Philly

http://adopteerights.net/nulliusfilius/ American-born adult adoptees in all but the states of Alaska, Kansas, Alabama, Oregon, New Hampshire and Maine do not...
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[FREE PDF] Perpetual Child: Adult Adoptee Anthology: Dismantling the Stereotype (The AN-YA

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Krista: Living the new adoption law - Cincinnati.com

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Krista: Living the new adoption law
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Starting March 20, 2015, Ohioans adopted from 1964 to 1996 can access original birth certificates. Until March 20, 2015, birth parents can fill out a Contact Preference Form and medical history.
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ROOTS: UNKNOWN TRAILER

ROOTS: UNKNOWN is an Award-winning 30 Min. documentary on the lifelong impact of Adoption. Directed and Produced by author, singer/songwriter Zara Phillips (...
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How Illinois Adoptees Can Request a Copy of their Birth Certficate

(Chicago, IL) -- On November 15, Illinois took a historic step to authorize the release of non-certified original birth certificates to an estimated 250000 ...
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Rod Shinners - Public Hearing to Allow Adoptees to Access their Original Birth Certificates

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Adoptee Rights Coalition - the Fight to obtain our Original Birth Certificates: Adoption Info-graphic: OBC Access by US States

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Brooklyn New York Adoptee Rights Protest at Helene Weinstein's' Office

http://www.adoptionbirthmothers.com/brooklyn-new-york-adoptee-rights-protest-at-helene-weinsteins-office/ Demonstrations in New York Demand Civil Rights and ...
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NY needs Bill of Adoptee Rights - The Journal News | LoHud.com

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NY needs Bill of Adoptee Rights
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The Bill of Adoptee Rights is pending once again in the New York state Legislature. Will it find its way to the floor this session?
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You Know You're Adopted When (adoptees)

The sealing of birth certificates whas a short lived bad practice Some states have opened records based on human rights. Old laws still seal the birth certif...
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Why Dylan Farrow's adoption matters - Salon

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Salon Why Dylan Farrow's adoption matters Salon As an adoptee, when I first read Farrow's account, I couldn't help thinking of the lack of control and agency infants and young children have when they are adopted, and all the ways in which Dylan...
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Joyce Bahr - Public Hearing to Allow Adoptees to Access their Original Birth Certificates

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Michelle Wadowski - Public Hearing to Allow Adoptees to Access their Original Birth Certificates

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