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     º Issues Facing Adult Adoptees
Do the effects of adoption stop the moment that a child comes home to the new parents? Those closely associated with adoption--adult adopted persons, birth parents, adoptive parents, and their friends and families--know that its effects can be felt for a long time, in fact for a lifetime.
     º Searching for Birth Relatives
Confidentiality in adoption has been the norm in this country since the 1930's. However, in recent years, searching for birth relatives has become more frequent.
     º Access to Family Information by Adopted Persons
In nearly all States, adoption records are sealed and withheld from public inspection after the adoption is finalized. To maintain the confidentiality of these records, most States have instituted procedures by which parties to an adoption may obtain nonidentifying and identifying information from an adoption record, while still protecting the interests of all parties.
     º Adoption Stories Touch the Heart
In honor of National Adoption Awareness Month, as a society, let's begin to see birthmothers as they truly are: givers of life.

Personal Stories
     º Are you adopted? Would you like to share your adoption story with StorkNet? If so, click here.

Web Resources
     º Especially for Adoptees
From Adoption.com
     º National Adoption Information Clearinghouse
Information for Adopted Persons

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