When is adoption “done right?” Sometimes it is easier to think about the ways something can be “done wrong” in order to be sure we get it right. Any time adoption is not informed by respect and truth, or when it is not voluntary for a placing parent, it is done wrong. Any time adoption moves forward without regard for the (…)… Read More
DOMA Ruled as Unconstitutional In a 5-4 ruling today, the Supreme Court ruled the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) to be unconstitutional, on the grounds that it discriminates against gay people who are in a lawful same sex marriage. This ruling allows married gay and lesbian couples to have the same legal right as heterosexual married couples. Same sex couples … Read More
https://myaccount.nytimes.com/auth/login?URI=www-nc.nytimes.com/2012/12/08/us/supreme-court-agrees-to-hear-two-cases-on-gay-marriage.html&REFUSE_COOKIE_ERROR=SHOW_ERROR; WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court announced on Friday that it would enter the national debate over same-sex marriage, agreeing to hear a pair of cases challenging state and federal laws that define marriage to include only unions of a man and a woman.
November is National Adoption Awareness Month and 2012 is the year when Friends in Adoption celebrates it’s 30th anniversary. We celebrate both events by bringing back great adoption stories from our newsletter, Journeys, to our blog. Enjoy!… Read More
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
Adoptees can now request birth records thanks to new law passed in Illinois. Article from the Chicago Tribune talks with adoptees who have chosen to take advantage of the new Illinois law and get a copy of their birth certificate. “For nearly 50 years, Bob Brown longed to know the identity of his birth mother. Adopted as a baby, he … Read More
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
Here on the other side of your adoption journey you are no longer filled with anxiety and endless wait. Your time is filled with caring for your heart’s desire, the child that you so patiently, or not so patiently waited to come into your home. Now, the waiting has begun for your birth family. Their days may be filled with … Read More