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September 2004Vol. 5, No. 7Searching for Birth Parents

Adopted persons contemplating searching for their birth parents have a new resource in the information packet recently released by the National Resource Center for Foster Care and Permanency Planning. Birthright: An Adoptee's Right to Know provides a brief history of policies regarding adoption records, a short list of websites, and an extensive list of books and articles that cover many adoption issues. The document also includes a concise summary of the ongoing dispute over whether adoption records should be open or closed.

This information packet can be downloaded from the National Resource Center website at