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Adult Adoptee Access to Adoption and Birth Records: History, Controversy, Legislation, and Societal Change
This bill ended the treatment of adoptees as second-class citizens whose story starts in the second chapter. An adoptee can start at the beginning without wondering what happened in the first few pages that set the scene for the rest of the story.
Opening Adoption Records Allows Adoptees To Know Who They Are
I am happy adoptees will be entitled their original birth certificate as of January 15, 2020; and that, as an adoption professional, I am not required to be part of the process to seal original birth certificates in adoption proceedings.
And social media makes 3: New generation of parents adopt using Facebook, Instagram
Updated January 10, 2019
"Adoption attorneys guide families through the process, protecting them from scams by helping them identify red flags, and ensuring that all adoption laws are followed," said Getz Rousso, herself an adoptee.
Three Identical Strangers' chronicles eye-popping tale of LI triplets separated at birth
June 20, 2018
In the early 1960s, splitting up siblings and hiding their biological information wasn’t necessarily considered unethical, according to Faith Getz Rousso, an adoption attorney in Garden City. Rousso, herself a product of the Louise Wise system, has followed the triplets’ story with interest over the years. “At the time, the emphasis was on protecting the adoptive family,” she says. “They were always afraid the birth mother would come back and take the baby.” As a result, adoptive parents and children alike were often told nothing about genetic conditions, histories of mental illness and other important factors.
“It never occurred to them that it would be in the best interest of the child to know something about their past,” Rousso says.
Why Adoptive Parents Need To Know And Respect Their Child’s Birthmother America Adopts!
This guest post is by Faith Getz Rousso, an adoptee and adoption attorney.
In full transparency, I wear a lot of hats. I am a mom to two biological sons and an adoption attorney who has been involved in hundreds of open adoptions.
I was also adopted into a loving family that never expected me to know my biological family.