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Landrieu Introduces Bill to Make Adoption More Affordable

Making Adoption Affordable Act WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator Mary L. Landrieu, D-La., today introduced the Making Adoption Affordable Act to support families that have made the wonderful decision to adopt. The Adoption Tax Credit (ATC) helps defray the sometimes high administrative fees associated with adoptions, ensuring that families that want to adopt are not discouraged by the high cost of the process. The Making … Read More

Open Adoptions on the Rise

Openness in Adoption Spreading Across the U.S The Wall Street Journal ran a story about how Open Adoptions are on the rise, by Mara Lemos Stein. “As opposed to closed or confidential adoptions, open adoptions allow the adoptive and birth families some degree of contact, which can range from a single, in-person meeting to sharing photos and news periodically, to … Read More

Act Now to Save $12,650 Adoption Tax Credit!

The current Adoption Tax Credit of $12,650 could be lost at the end of this year, unless you act now! Please help save the Adoption Tax Credit by contacting your representative in Congress. Important note: If your U.S. Representative is a Republican member of Congress it is especially important to contact them about H.R. 4373. This is bipartisan – 2 … Read More

WNYC Radio Talks About Gay Dads

Abbie Goldberg, associate professor of psychology at Clark University, senior research fellow at the Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute, regular blogger for Psychology Today and the author of Gay Dads: Transitions to Adoptive Fatherhood, looks at the specific issues faced by gay couples when adopting children. You can listen to a recording of the show from this link: http://tunein.com/topic/?TopicId=40492013

Rhode Island Opens Adoption Records for First Time

Adult Adoptees get Access to Birth Certificates in R.I. On July 2 2012, the state of Rhode Island began issuing original birth certificates to adult adoptees. Read the original new article and video published by The Providence Journal by going to: http://www.providencejournal.com/breaking-news/content/ Video: An excerpt from the news article: PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Dozens of adults who had been adopted as … Read More

Thank You, President Obama, for supporting full marriage equality

President Obama’s announcement today that he supports marriage equality is not only a great victory for marriage equality nationwide, but it is also directly linked to achieving fairness in adoption rights by same-sex couples. We are thankful that our President evolved and stood up for what’s right! Thank you, Mr. President! — Friends in Adoption (Click to watch video of … Read More

Weprin introduces Adoptee Bill of Rights

Recently, I read the following on my Facebook wall: “Assemblyman David Weprin introduced the adoptees bill of rights to give Adoptees access to their birth certificate and medical records at 18 on Sunday, November 13, 2011.” (Read the full article here) A comment was posted on my wall from a young person who was adopted: Lizzy: “Adopted or not…you should have access to … Read More

Adult Adoptees May Request Copies of Original Birth Certificates Beginning July 2012

Amendments to state law (R.I. Gen. Laws Sections 15-7, 23-3-1, 23-3-15) passed in July 2011 will allow Rhode Island-born adoptees age 25 and older to receive non-certified copies of their original, unaltered birth certificates from the State Office of Vital Records. (Non-certified copies of vital records are for informational purposes only and cannot be used for legal proof of identity, … Read More

Birth certificates and the right to know

Should adoptees have access to birth parents or should birth parents’ anonymity be protected? The birth certificates of children who were given up for adoption have been locked up in metal filing cabinets in most states since the earlier part of this century—neither the adoptees, adopted parents, nor birth parents have access to them. Within the past few years, however, … Read More

Not the Mama Day

Dear Friend, Happy “Not the Mama” Day??  That’s the greeting my partner, Todd, and I give to each other every Father’s Day and Mother’s Day. (Not the mama being a tired joke from that old ABC show “Dinosaurs”) It too was meant as a joke, but it was also our reminder that we shouldn’t focus on our gender or whether … Read More

Should Adoption be a Reproductive Right?

Please visit the link below to read our Adoption Access Network co-founder, Cristina Page’s, most recent article on Huffington Post: “Should Adoption be a Reproductive Right?” http://www.huffingtonpost.com/cristina-page/should-adoption-be-a-repr_b_858404.html (Friends in Adoption is a proud member of the Adoption Access Network)    

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