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Parties to an Adoption

Information on the circumstances and requirements necessary for a person to be eligible to adopt, be adopted, or place a child for adoption.... [more]

Open Adoption Given Legitimate Standing in California

A law was passed that states that children have the right to atleast some kind of contact with their biological parents.... [more]

Shame and Fear and Hope

Author discusses problems and discrimination towards adoptees in the current adoption systems in the world.... [more]

In the Best Interests of Whom?

Author describes some of the problems with the current system and ideas of what should be done so that things really do turn out to be in the best interest of the child.... [more]

My Petition

A petition to open adoptees' access to their original birth certificates.... [more]

Broken Promises

Author discusses broken promises between birth parents and the adoptive parents after adoption has taken place.... [more]

N. Carolina Father Challenges Utah Adoption Law

Legal issues between states regarding parental rights.... [more]

Adoption Agencies Sue State Over Out-of-State Mothers' Rights

Legal issues about the ICPC and its application and aplicability to certain situations.... [more]

A Student Asks Lezli About Negatives in Adoption

Lezli Adams writes a column to address questions about issues surrounding the adoption experience. Lezli Adams (AskBmom) is a reunited birthmother, search consultant, and former caseworker. In this article Lezli addresses a student's question about the adoption process and the laws keeping background information from being shared with adoptive parents and adoptees.... [more]

Greiner Grinds Her Teeth Over "7th Heaven"

William Pierce's rebuttal of Marley Elizabeth Greiner's article about the 7th Heaven epsiode about the Safe Haven Law. He presents a different view.... [more]


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