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Genetic mother denied visitation with son conceived in vitro


Confidential Intermediaries discuss connecting adoptees with birthparents - 02/02/2015

My lost son: Carol King Eckersley retraces Lockerbie victim's life 08-14-2014

Daughter reunited with birthmom weeks before her wedding 08-17-2014
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
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



Adoption reform activists buoyed by Ohio’s new birth certificate access? 12-25-2013
A family lost and found: The Story of Orphan 32 12-10-2013
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


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". 

The Gutmacher Institute State Facts on abortion.

The Guttmacher report on abortion statistics The U.S. abortion rate declined to 16.9 abortions per 1,000 women aged 15–44 in 2011, well below the 1981 peak of 29.3 per 1,000 and the lowest since 1973 (16.3 per 1,000), according to "Abortion Incidence and Service Availability in the United States, 2011," by Rachel Jones and Jenna Jerman. Between 2008 and 2011, the abortion rate fell 13%, resuming the long-term downward trend that had stalled between 2005 and 2008. The number of abortions (1.1 million in 2011) also declined by 13% in this time period.