Report Argues for Open Birth Records



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Do you think adoption records should be made available to adults who were adopted as children?

A new report urges states to allow all adults who were adopted as children to access their adoption records and learn the identity of their birth parents. Critics argue that open birth records violate the right to privacy the parents were guaranteed when they gave their child up for adoption.


Adam Pertman, executive director of the Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute; author of Adoption Nation: How the Adoption Revolution is Transforming America

Thomas Atwood, president, National Council for Adoption



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