American Adoption Congress
Child Welfare, Adoption Conference Schedule Impacted by Coronavirus Closures
March through May is generally one of the peak times to hold a child welfare conference. But the coronavirus pandemic that has cancelled schools, sporting events and even closed restaurants and non-essential businesses, has also put a halt to those events.
New York Set Adoptees’ Birth Certificates Free Last Week, Advocates See Path for Other States
Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) ended decades of secrecy around adoptions in New York on Thursday, signing a landmark reform bill to allow adult adoptees unrestricted access to their original birth certificates.
Adoptees Gaining Ground in the Fight to Open Birth Records
Cindy Sippin solved a very old puzzle recently. She’d set out to build her family tree using a DNA genealogy service, as many adoptees like her do, and had traced 47 “twigs,” her word for ancestral sequences going back to her great-great-grandparents.