Thank you for writing this wonderful letter.
" as the balance between protecting the rights to confidentiality that have long been lobbied for by birth parents, and respecting the adoptees' desire to "know" about their pasts), "
Wow how disturbing that such a blatant falsehood was published by someone who holds herself up as an expert in the field.
"Birth" parents have never lobbied for privacy, quite the oppposite in fact. Those natural parents who are organized enough to lobby have asked for open records.
The organization that lobbies for closed records is the National Council for Adoption, which is a misnomer if there ever was one. They should be called the National Council for Adoption Professionals, they are a lobby for a right-wing religious zealots and adoption attorneys and agencies.
The very people that profit off our backs. The quote from Ms. Coke is lifted directly from the NCFA's latest report. The NCFA is not interested in adoptees, but rather protecting the profits and often sleazy practices of their constituents.
The "birth" parent privacy scam is jus that a scam. Our records seal upon adoption not when the parental rights are terminated, and if there is no adoption, there is no sealing.
If an adoption is undone, the records are unsealed.
Unforatunately Ms. Coke sees no problem in exploiting and misrepresenting an already vulnerable population, "birth" parents, I wonder where this disregard ends?
Dear Adoptee too:
I think Mara is going to right an injustice, that is commendable.
It seems to me you are the whiner with nothing better to do than complain about your life on the internet, despite your "gratitude"
I am sorry you are jealous of her sundae, maybe your real adoptive parents will buy you one.
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Dec 12, 2013
vol XXIV issue 50
The North Coast Journal Weekly
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