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An Open Plea to Indiana Lawmakers from the Ohio adoptee who was first in line to be granted equal access under the law to her birth records.

posted by Claudia Vercellotti on Thursday, February 11, 2016

A few will argue that Indiana Lawmakers passing a new bill to give thousands of adoptees, previously barred by Statute, equal rights under the law to their original birth certificates 'could' be problematic. 



Be Prepared for Those “A-ha” Moments

posted by Marni Hall on Thursday, September 03, 2015

The reunion with my birth mom has been quite the journey. Even since the adoption records opened up in March 2015, I've been a sponge learning everything I can about adoption. It’s not like I recently discovered my adoption status. I’ve known for about 40 of my 48 years that I was adopted. It was just a thing. A label. It was an answer to the questions on the medical history. Don’t know, adopted.


Book Review: Sunlight on My Shadow

posted by Ellen Hunt on Tuesday, June 24, 2014

It is hard to put down this heartrending, and later heartwarming, account of an unwed mother in her own words. Those of us who have experienced this trauma and loss recognize ourselves over and over and those who want to understand will be drawn in too.

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