Monday, November 19, 2007

REPORT URGES ADOPTION OF NEW ADOPTION POLICY

The Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute spent some time recently carefully researching the question of whether adoptees, once they attain legal maturity, should be able to access their original birth information.

The report’s conclusion is a resounding "yes." The Donaldson Institute is therefore urging all states to follow the lead of the enlightened ones (Alabama, Alaska, Delaware, Kansas, Maine, New Hampshire, Oregon and Tennessee) that already allow adults who were adopted to access their original birth records. The institute found that in states that permit adoptees to examine their original birth records, “most birthparents and adoptees handle any contact with maturity and respect.”

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