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Ancestry Helps “Hicks Baby” Find Her Mother

The following is from the August 5 New York Daily News. It took one woman more than half a century to find a piece of her familial roots. Kriste Hughes, 51, was reunited with her birth mother and brother after a lengthy search. Hughes was one of 200 children sold into adoption on the black […]

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News from the Utah Genealogical Association

The following is from the Utah Genealogical Association: The DNA Interest Group will meet virtually on Thursday, May 7th and June 4th at 7:00 pm. Angie Bush will present AncestryDNA: Matches Circles and NADs in May, and First Steps for Adoptees in June. Complete information is posted on the UGA DNA Interest Group page, but […]

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New Jersey Adoptees Inching Closer To Getting Their Real Birth Records

According to an AP article posted at the website, adoptees in New Jersey are now closer to receiving access to their original birth records. The state Assembly on Thursday, May 22, voted to approve a conditional veto settlement that was worked out by Gov. Chris Christie and legislature that opens the birth records for […]

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Oregon Woman Meets Twin After 78 Years Apart

The following teaser is from an article posted in the May 7, 2014 edition of ALBANY, Ore. — Her entire life, Ann Hunt believed she was an only child. Growing up in England, she used to pretend to be a twin, CBS affiliate KVAL-TV in Eugene reports. Friends warned her “that will come back […]

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Woman Reunited With Birth Mother Via Facebook

The following teaser is from the April 29, 2014 edition of Washington, Apr 29 (ANI): A woman reunited with her birth mother through Facebook after a gap of 22 years… …a few weeks ago, Leach posted a picture of herself on Facebook holding a sign with the information she had about her birth parents, […]

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New Jersey Adoptees May Get to See Their Original Birth Records Under a Compromise Made by Governor Christie and the State Legislature

Republican Governor Chris Christie and the Democratic New Jersey legislature have come up with a compromise to allow folks adopted in New Jersey to access their original birth records. Birth parents of children adopted before Aug. 1, 2015 will now have the ability to decide if they want their names disclosed to their children. Children […]

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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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