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ACCESS MASSACHUSETTS DOCUMENTS:

June 19 Lobby Day Flyer

ACCESS MA Fact Sheet  - 1-2019

Access MA Frequently Asked Questions - 2018

Letter of Support -  Academy of Adoption and Assisted Reproduction Attorneys

Support for OBC Access

Talking Points - 2018

NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS and INFORMATION: 

Academy of Adoption and Assisted Reproduction Attorneys http://www.adoptionattorneys.org/aaaa/academy

Adoptee Rights Coalition https://www.adopteerightscoalition.com

American Adoption Congress:  www.americanadoptioncongress.org  

Concerned United Birthparents:  www.cubirthparents.org  

Donaldson Adoption Institute: http://adoptioninstitute.org 

National Adoption Clearinghouse: http://www.adoption.org/adopt/national-adoption-clearinghouse.php  

North American Council on Adoptable Children: http://www.nacac.org/  

Child Welfare Information Gateway (overview of state adoption statutes nationwide): http://www.childwelfare.gov/  

Child Welfare Information Gateway (OBC access by state)  https://www.childwelfare.gov/pubPDFs/infoaccessap.pdf 

International Soundex Reunion Registry http://www.isrr.net 

A.L.M.A. (Adoptees Liberty Movement Association): http://www.almasociety.org 

STATE ORGANIZATIONS: 

Colorado - Adoption Search Resource Connection https://www.asrconline.org

Connecticut - Access Connecticut: http://accessconnecticut.org 

Indiana - H.E.A.R. (Hoosiers for Equal Access to Records)  http://www.indianahear.org 

Maine - Truth in Adoption Maine https://www.facebook.com/pg/Truth-In-Adoption-Maine

Minnesota Coalition for Adoption Reform: http://mnadoptreform.org/  

Missouri - missouriadopteerightsmovement.com 

New Jersey – CARE: http://nj-care.org  

New York – Adopt Equality http://www.nyadoptionequality.org 

     Unsealed Initiative: http://unsealedinitiative.org  

North Carolina – Coalition for Adoption Reform: http://adoptionreform-nc.org/ 

Ohio - ROAR: https://sites.google.com/site/adoptionequityohio/the-bill-has-passed 

Oklahoma Open original birth certificates for all adopted adults https://www.facebook.com/pg/Oklahoma-Open-original-birth-certificates-for-all-adopted-adults

Pennsylvania - http://www.pennsylvaniaadopteerights.org/p/adoptee-rights.html 

Rhode Island - http://www.obcforri.org 

Texas - STAR (Support Texas Adoptee Rights) - http://www.texasadopteerights.org 

 

ARTICLES/PUBLICATIONS:

 

Samuels, Elizabeth J., Surrender and Subordination: Birth Mothers and Adoption Law Reform (2013). 20 Michigan Journal of Gender and Law 33 (2013). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2233400 

 

FOR THE RECORDS: Restoring a Legal Right for Adult Adoptees. Donaldson Adoption Institute. (2007). http://adoptioninstitute.org/old/publications/2007_11_For_Records.pdf 

 

FOR THE RECORDS II: An Examination of the History and Impact Of Adult Adoptee Access to Original Birth Certificates. Donaldson Adoption Institute http://adoptioninstitute.org/old/publications/7_14_2010_ForTheRecordsII.pdf 

Let’s Adopt Reform Report: Adoption in America Today, Donaldson Adoption Institute. (2016). http://www.adoptioninstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/Lets-Adopt-Reform-Report.pdf   

 

Luce, Gregory, THE (SOMETIMES) UGLY POLITICS OF ADOPTEE RIGHTS

http://gregoryluce.com/blog/ugly-politics-adult-adoptees

FILMS/VIDEOS:

POV: three adoption films: http://pbs.org/pov/adoption/ 

Jean Strauss Films:  http://www.jeanstrauss.com/films/ 

A Simple Piece of Paper   www.asimplepieceofpaper.com 

ADOPTED: for the life of me www.adoptedforthelifeofme.com 

Vital Records  http://vimeo.com/12476393 

         Four Birthmothers For Mothers https://vimeo.com/channels/adopteefilmchannel/119964199

 

Why We Are HEAR https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O2bXynlYLo0&feature=youtu.be 

 

 

BOOKS:

 

Ann Fessler: Ann’s bestselling book, The Girls Who Went Away, provided a much-needed window to the experience of women who lost their children through adoption in the middle of the twentieth century. http://www.thegirlswhowentaway.com/ 

Jean Strauss:  "Birthright: A Guide to Search and Reunion", has over 70 stories within its pages - and the majority are of adoptees, birthparents, and adoptive parents and family members from Massachusetts. http://www.jeanstrauss.com/films/birthright-the-guide-to-search-and-reunion/​

 

 

MUSICIANS:

Darryl McDaniels:  DMC – My Adoption Journey, is available on his website.  

http://www.me-dmc.com/index.cfm/pk/content/pid/4391

 

Zara Phillips: author, filmmaker, songwriter and singer English-born Zara Phillips teamed up with Darryl McDaniels for the single “I’m Legit” in 2009.  http://www.zarahphillips.com/

 

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