About.com Adoption Forum
Current issues, legal resources, open records and more. This site has a
wealth of information relative to the adoption community. Resources, articles,
discussions, current issues, polls - you name it - if it's about adoption, it's here!
Nation advocates for the civil and human rights of adult citizens who
were adopted as children. Millions of North Americans are prohibited by law from
accessing personal records that pertain to their historical, genetic and legal
identities. Bastard Nation campaigns for the restoration of their right to access
Nation Local Activism Page Links to your legislatures, groups, media
and ideas for activism in your state.
Bastard Nation Position Papers
articles on open records, adoptive families, privacy issues, conditional access
legislation, abortion, registries, and more. If you don't understand why we say that
Delaware does not have open records, read the article on conditional access
legislation and understand why this legislation is worse than no change at all!
Ribbon Campaign for Open Records The purpose of the Green Ribbons
Campaign for Open Records is increase public awareness of the inequities
inherent in the present situation in all states except Alaska and Kansas.
Visit this site for updates on the status of open records legislation across the
International Registration Day (or RegDay) is held the first Saturday in October.
Sponsored by the Adoption
Registration Coaliton, it's an annual event held to furnish information about the
Reunion Registry and to assist adults interested in finding
lost family by registering with the ISRR. Volunteer today!
Human Rights Excerpts from a statement made by Gerry Gambill at a
conference on Human Rights at the Tobique Reserve in New Brunswick, Canada back in August,
1958. In his speech, Mr. Gambill warns about the ways in which this society goes about
taking away the human rights of Native American Indians. Substitute "adoptee" or
"birthparent" or "adoptive parent" (or "gay" or
"women" or "homeless"...) and you will not only begin to understand,
but also you will learn how to resist. Think about this one!
Uniform Adoption Act
You don't have to be a lawyer to
understand this basic information. Find out how this bill not only treats all parties in
adoption (except the lawyers!) as second class citizens, and tops it off by questioning
the maturity of adoptees who demand their rights.
of Adoption One of the oldest and most acclaimed adoption search and
activism sites on the Internet, with lots of great stories and resources.