Category Archives: Adoption

Iowa: Original Birth Certificate Access Begins 1 January 2022

It has been a while since I wrote about adoption and related records. As 2021 nears an end, it is time to look at what 2022 has to offer. Original birth certificate access opens on January 1st to some Iowa-born … Continue reading

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Reading List: Sale on “The Girls Who Went Away”

In December 2014 I told you about a book that I feel is an essential for anyone entertaining the idea of adoption search and reunion work. Good news. There is a (likely temporary) sale on the book’s Kindle edition.

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Missouri: Adoption and Original Birth Certificates, Take Three

If you have an interest in original birth certificates from Missouri, take note.

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Hawaii Opens Adoption Files

Hawaii has a new law.

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Illinois Adoption Act Changes for 2016: Birth Grandparents

The Illinois Adoption Act has a couple of changes that go into effect on 1 January 2016. The changes deal with the birth grandparents of an adult adopted or surrendered person (age 21 and over).

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Missouri: Adoption and Original Birth Certificates, Take Two

In January 2015, I wrote about Missouri House Bill 647, which was then in the system. Had it passed, it would have allowed adult adoptees who were born in Missouri to obtain their original birth certificates. The bill did not … Continue reading

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Montana Original Birth Certificates Open (to some) on 1 October 2015

Montana increases access to original birth certificate on 1 October 2015, but the law does not provide the level of access that some would like.

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