Adoption issues can include, but are not limited to, open records, rights of adoptees, westernization of adoption, negativity surrounding adoption, and opposition to adoption.
Discussion forum to discuss the ramifications of the westernization of adoptees, both culturally and ethnically.
Promoting the right of adoptees to learn about their birthfamilies. Search, legal, and activist resources.
Court unseals adoption records in Florida due to fraudulent black market baby broker activity. Includes Associated Press coverage.
Promotes reform of adoption laws and helps disseminate information on ethical adoption practices. Member directory, media contacts, and news.
International network of individuals and organizations committed to adoption reform. Includes a profile, news, list of board members, legislation information, and membership details.
Supports public access to birth certificates and medical records. Includes articles, active lobby details and personal pages.
Provides information on a uniform law enacted in the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. Virgin Islands that protects children who are placed across state lines for foster care or adoption.
Focused on equal access for adoptees to their original birth certificates, adoptee dignity, combating negative stereotypes of adoptees, and providing a forum for the wide spectrum of adult adoptee experiences.
Legislation (S. 2779) to improve the Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children (ICPC) was introduced by Senators Pete Domenici (R-NM) and Blanche Lincoln (D-AR).
Reunion, relationships, and natural parents adopting-back the children they had lost to infant-adoption.
Contact information for several medical clinics that specialize in helping internationally adopted children with ailments that are uncommon or not easily diagnosed or treated.
A collective national (USA) effort to raise awareness of the children in foster care waiting to find permanent families.
Ed Gordon and guests explores overcoming obstacles to adoption in USA communities of color. [11:46 streaming audio broadcast]
Michael Montgomery of American RadioWorks reports on problems with adoptions of children from the former Soviet Union. [17:10 streaming audio broadcast]
Supporting people separated by adoption and asking for an inquiry into alleged illegal and exploitive adoption practices.
A digital public history resource, profiling people, organizations, topics, and studies that shaped modern American adoption theory and practice.
Advocates for the right of adopted persons to know the truth of their origin. Offers an adoption reunion registry.
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