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A Westernized Adoptee
- Discussion forum to discuss the ramifications of the westernization of adoptees, both culturally and ethnically.
- Criticizes adoption as practiced in the United States as unconstitutional. Includes petition and position articles.
Adoptee's Right to Know
- Promoting the right of adoptees to learn about their birthfamilies. Search, legal, and activist resources.
Adoptees and Birthparents for Open Records Nationwide
- A group of adoptees and birthparents trying to get birth records open for all adult adoptees.
Adoption After Infertility
- Offers information and support.
- Court unseals adoption records in Florida due to fraudulent black market baby broker activity. Includes Associated Press coverage.
Adoption Issues and Resources
- About.com presents a survey of adoption topics and legal issues.
Adoption in the Computer Age
- Discussion about how the Computer Age (or the Third Age) is revolutionizing adoption and searches. Includes information about SSDI, open records bills, the Uniform Adoption Act, search methods, recent developments, and Internet resources.
Americans for Open Records
- Advocates the rights of birthfamilies and provides reunion resources; says adoption is slavery.
- Focused on equal access for adoptees to their original birth certificates, adoptee dignity, combating negative stereotypes of adoptees, and providing a forum for the wide spectrum of adult adoptee experiences.
Coalition for Open Adoption Records
- Includes news, Bill 108 and a petition.
Effects of Institutionalization
- Discussion of some of the issues related to long term effects of institutionalization on children, especially children with special needs adopted from Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union.
- Advocating, with pre-adoptive families, for the rights of children in state foster care.
Open Records Debate
- An examination of the issue from About.com.
The Search Institute Report
- A review of the Search Institute's study of adopted adolescents.
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