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New Brunswick Considering Opening Adoption Records

The following excerpt is from the April 9, 2014 edition of The New Brunswick government is seeking the public’s input on a proposal to open sealed adoption records, Social Development Minister Madeleine Dubé announced on Wednesday. Under current Family Services Act, adoption records are sealed and the identities of children, birth parents and adoptive […]

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Daisy’s Daughters Reunited 70 Years Later…

The following teaser is from an article posted in the April 6, 2014 edition of SAN ANTONIO — When Daisy Beagle’s daughters grew up, they remembered their mother’s stories about the baby girl she gave up for adoption. They remembered how she’d talk about the hard days, trying to raise five children in Kansas […]

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Scottish Pensioner United with Siblings After 70 Years

The following excerpt is from an article posted in the April 9, 2014 edition of A Scottish pensioner has been reunited with his long-lost brother and sister for the first time in 70 years. Grandfather William Rae, of Clochan in Moray, grew up with a foster family and spent decades trying to trace his […]

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Opera Singer Asks for Grandfather’s Adoption Records to Be Opened

The following teaser is from an article posted in the April 4, 2014 edition of An aspiring American opera singer hoping to perform regularly in Italy is asking a Manhattan judge to unseal her grandfather’s adoption records so she can prove that she is entitled to Italian citizenship. Kenneth Rose, a San Diego lawyer, […]

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Ohio Opens 1964 – 1996 Adoptions Starting in March 2015

The following teaser is from an excellent article written by Betty Malesky, posted in the March 16, 2014 edition of Ohio has joined an elite group of states that have made it easier for adoptees to access their original birth certificates. More than 400,000 Ohio adoptees will be able to obtain their original birth […]

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Siblings Meet For the First Time

The following teaser is from the March 4, 2014 edition of the Orlando Sentinal: GRAND ISLAND — The missing link in the family has been found. Born in 1957, the baby girl who connects two families belonging to a Lake County Alzheimer’s patient flew to Orlando recently so that five of nine siblings could be […]

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Pennsylvania and New Jersey Bills Would Open Adoption Records

The following excerpt is from an interesting article by Suzette Parmley, posted at the February 23, 2014 edition of Not knowing the identity of her real mother was always a painful, unresolved issue, but when Susan Perry was diagnosed with melanoma, finding out became a medical necessity. Perry, 63, of Cherry Hill, began looking […]

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New Jersey Assembly Panel Approves Bill Opening Birth Records for Adoptees

The following excerpt is from an article by Susan K. Livio, posted at the February 11, 2014 edition of As an adopted person who also gave up her own child to another, Mari Steed of Levittown, Pa., said there isn’t much of the adoption experience she hasn’t lived. So when Steed — co-founder of […]

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Family Found in the Bookstore

The following excerpt is from a great article by Jessie Montiz Hardy, posted at the January 17, 2014 edition of The Royal Gazette. You can find a lot in an independent bookstore, information, entertainment – your long-lost family. Adoptee Jackie Garcia, of Smith’s, was born and raised in Canada, but has lived in Bermuda for […]

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The Philomena Project Launching in Dublin, Ireland to Help Adoptees

The following teaser is from an article posted in the January 23, 2013 edition of the Irish Examiner. The Philomena Project, in association with the Adoption Rights Alliance, will be launched in Dublin tomorrow by Philomena Lee and will lobby the Irish State to grant access to adoption records for both in-country and Irish-US adopted […]

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Winnipeg Woman Wants to Locate Her Birth Mother

The following excerpt is from an article posted in the January 3, 2014 edition of A Winnipeg woman wants to find her birth mother, but says Manitoba’s closed access to adoption records continue to stop her. Penny Treflin turns 69 years old this year. She has known since she was 14-years-old she was adopted. […]

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Kasich Signs Law That Will Allow Adult Ohio Adoptees Their Birth Records

The following is excerpted from an article by Robert Higgs, posted in the December 19, 2013 edition of COLUMBUS, Ohio — With a stroke of the pen Thursday, the state moved to open the birth records of hundreds of thousands of adopted Ohioans. Gov. John Kasich signed into law a bill that ultimately will […]

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Someone Might Be Looking For Me

The following excerpt is from a great adoption reunion story is by Kris Koenig and published in a column by Carrie Goldman at the Chicagonow website” Hi. I’m Kris and I’m adopted. It feels kind of weird to introduce myself like that, as for the most part my adoption has been a complete and total […]

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Finding Family: My Search for Roots and the Secrets in My DNA

I write from three to seven book reviews a week for this site. The main goal of each review is to provide sufficient information about a book to allow the reader to determine the book’s potential value to their own library. In other words, to answer the question “should I buy this book?” I try […]

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Pennsylvania Adoptee Bill Passes the House

The following is from the October 17, 2013 edition of A bill that would allow Pennsylvania-born adoptees who are 19 and older to access their original birth certificates without birth parents’ consent is making progress through the state Legislature. The bill passed 24-1 through the state House of Representatives’ Children and Youth Committee Wednesday, […]

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