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Adoptees Battle

Posted: 12 Nov 2000 5:00AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 12 Oct 2003 3:33PM GMT
DearMYRTLE's DAILY GENEALOGY COLUMN
Adoptees Battle

DearREADERS,
About 30% of my e-mail includes requests for assistance from Adoptees in search of their birth parents. For these readers, this Associated Press article will be of interest:

NOVEMBER 11, 15:54 EDT
Adoptees Battle Secrecy of Records
by DAVID CRARY
AP National Writer

"Today, Gambino, of Bethesda, Md., and Lovett, of New Hope, Pa., are part of a legion of adopted Americans who want to dispel the secrecy of adoption records. They believe that adoptees who reach adulthood should have access to original birth certificates that include the names of their biological parents.

A law allowing such access took effect in Oregon in May, 18 months after approval by voters in a referendum. A similar law, passed by legislators, took effect Aug. 1 in Alabama. The two states joined Alaska, Kansas, Delaware and Tennessee as exceptions to the more restrictive practices prevailing elsewhere."

For more information:
http://wire.ap.org/APnews/center_story.html?FRONTID=NATIONAL...

The article mentions these adoption resources on the Internet:

National Council for Adoption: http://www.ncfa-usa.org

Bastard Nation: http://www.bastards.org

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Myrt :)
DearMYRTLE,
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