March 13, 2019

Massachusetts Legislature

Massachusetts State House, #335,

Boston, MA 02108

Re: In Support of S.1267 and H.1892.

Dear Senators,

This is a picture of my son and me.  On November 14th, 1987, I gave birth to him at Newton Wellesley Hospital.  

The C...

June 28, 2017

Joyce Maguire Pavao asked me for any writings I have on opening closed records for the Original Birth Certificates MA posting.

I don’t have any.

What I do have is a birth certificate that says I was born on December 10, 1964, in Manhattan, New York, and that Margery and...

April 29, 2016

Thanks to Lorraine Dusky for featuring our work in her blog post today on First Mothers Forum.


We hope that you will read and share her blog, and that it will inspire you to contact MA...

April 24, 2016



As You Were Saying…Time to open adoption records


This piece by Brenda Cotter appeared in The Boston Herald on April 23, 2016.

Please read Brenda's opinion, and add your...

June 28, 2015

 A passionate group of advocates for H.2045 and S.1144 gathered at the State House to offer testimony and support passage of the bills.



Here's some of the testimony:



To Whom It May Concern,

                  The American Adoption Congress (AAC) is comprised of individ...

January 29, 2015

January 28, 2015


To Whom It May Concern:


I’ve been told since I was a little girl that I have my father’s nose. And my grandmother’s laugh. And now that they are both gone, I cherish that knowledge. It is part of my basic human identity. I think of all the ways we hono...

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