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Mother reunited with son in Nebraska after giving him up for adoption 60 years ago 08-17-2014
My lost son: Carol King Eckersley retraces Lockerbie victim's life 08-16-2014
Daughter reunited with birthmom weeks before her wedding 08-17-2014
Father's Day Magic 2014 - 7-18-2014
Siblings united in Clarksville decades after one was adopted 7-08-14
My Philomena - 2-24-2014
Elk Grove Woman finds son after adoption 52 years ago - 02-20-2014
Poll: Should NJ pass a bill allowing adopted people to obtain birth certificates?? 02-13-2014
Adoption Records Bill up again in NY Legislature - 02-07-2014
Adoption and Genetics: Implications for Adoptive Parents 1-30-2014
Campaign on Forced Adoption Records 1-24-2014
Biological Fathers Sue Utah over State Adoption Laws - 1-23-2014
Joan Wheeler: Support the Freedom of Millions of Adoptees ?1-21-2014
Cherokee Nation Adoption Laws Clarify Biological Parents Rights 1-15-2014
Father's Figure too in Adoption Tracing Talk 01-05-2014
"We Were Given Fictitious Names" 01-3-2014
Looking for a Life Locked Away 01-2-2014


Adoption reform activists buoyed by Ohio’s new birth certificate access? 12-25-2013
Film Sheds Light on Dark Days of Adoption 12-14-2013  (By our Tennessee State Rep - Holly Spann)
A family lost and found: The Story of Orphan 32 12-10-2013
A Forced Adoption and the Lifelong Search of a Mother - 12-07-2013
Plaque in Park but No Birth Certificate for Morristown Champion of Adoption Reform - 10-28-2013


Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute Releases New Report - 10/23/2011

New Openness for Donor Kids about their biology - Part Two (NPR Radio) 9-18-2011

New Openness for Donor Kids about their biology - Part One (NPR Radio) 9-17-2011 

Older Stories kept for Information

Donaldson Institute releases report supporting the adoptee's right to the Original Birth Certificate FOR THE RECORDS: RESTORING A RIGHT TO ADULT ADOPTEES, released this month for National Adoption Awareness Month, represents the most comprehensive examination to date of one of the most controversial, emotional issues in the modern adoption world: whether adopted people, once they become adults, should have access to their original birth information. This report suggests that all states change their laws so that the answer is "yes". To read the report, please visit:


The Guttmacher report on abortion statistics lists Delaware as one of the top five states in the country in per-capita abortion rates. While that statistic may be accurate, the Delaware paper, The News Journal, reported on January 22, 2008 that the per-capita abortion rate in Delaware dropped from 31.3 per 1,000 women in 2000 to 28.8 in 2005. Delaware’s law allowing adoptee access to the original birth certificate took effect in January 1999.

Carolyn Hoard, AAC Representative-Delaware



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