The controversy surrounding the opening of adoption records in the united states

Birth mothers interested in an adoptive placement have dozens, even hundreds, of families to choose from. Even though the practice of lifelong anonymity has no legal standing, it has dominated adoptions since There are no secrets.

The controversy surrounding the opening of adoption records in the united states

We did not adopt our children to be caretakers or babysitters for the natural mothers who gave them up for adoption.

When she was 25, she tried to gain access to her original birth records, a process that lasted for 25 years.

Nonidentifying information should always be readily available, and the changed law makes this possible. States first moved to conceal the details of an adoption, and, indeed, even the fact of an adoption, from the outside world.

People have been trying for years to open adoption records in other states without success.

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Bobbi W Y Lum: Privacy vs Secrety: The open adoption records movements and impact on Hawai'i