Legislation News

Law plans to unseal thousands of previously sealed birth certificates of adopted Arkansans

March 28, 2017

A bill signed into law by Governor Asa Hutchinson last week will give thousands of adults adopted as children in Arkansa...

New Law Opens Access To Birth Certificates for Many People Who Are Adopted

March 28, 2017

If you were adopted after October 1983, you now have access to your birth certificate…

Florida lawmaker seeks to open adoption records

March 28, 2017

In Florida, adopted children who become adults have no mechanism for obtaining their original birth certificates, and no...

Adoption In the News

Texas adoption agencies could ban Jews, gays, Muslims under House Bill…

March 28, 2017

"This would allow adoption agencies to turn away qualified, loving parents who are perhaps perfect in every way bec...

Why this Adoptive Mom Buys 2 Extra Cards On Mother’s Day … “It’s sort of cathartic for me”

March 28, 2017

One adoptive mother in San Antonio, Texas, has a special yearly tradition to honor the birth mothers of her two adopted ...

May is National Foster Care Month .. Empowering Caregivers, Strengthening Families

March 28, 2017

It’s a time to recognize that we each can play a part in enhancing the lives of children and youth in foster care....