This is a site that is all about Adoption Rights, focusing on Texas adoption rights. We will be posting links to current legislation, information about how to contact Representatives and links to other useful sites. Our goal is to educate people about what's happening in Texas with regards to adoption laws, and discuss what that means for adoptees, birth parents and adoptive parents. Please respond to posts with comments, suggestions, questions and helpful links. Thank You!

Wednesday, July 20, 2005



Texas Gov. Rick Perry signed a bill into law on June 17 that will enable adult adopted persons who know the identity of each parent named on the original birth certificate, to receive a non-certified copy of their original birth certificates without obtaining a court order. They bill (HB240) introduced in February by House Rep. Tony Goolsby amends Section 192.008 of the Texas Health and Safety Code, and will take effect on Sept.1 , 2005.

Thursday, March 24, 2005


THIS IS A MUST READ article if you have any questions about the history of adoption records in America. It is an extremely intelligent article looking at the LAWs and history surrounding the issue. PLEASE read this!

"There is intense debate taking place around the country about whether to open birth records to adult adoptees. Our understanding of the legal history relevant to this debate is incomplete and inaccurate. This Article provides a more accurate history of adult adoptees' access to birth records, and it uses that history to analyze what has been a complex relationship in this area of law between legal rules and social attitudes. The analysis traces how social attitudes and understandings have likely affected the construction of rules, how rules in turn appear to have affected attitudes, and how, finally, attitudes may have extended and perpetuated rules. " -Elizabeth Samuels

The Idea of Adoption - American Adoption Congress

Wednesday, March 16, 2005

Adoption Laws in Texas: A Historical Timeline

Adoption Laws in Texas: A Historical Timeline

First Adoption Law in Texas. Allowed one to “adopt” a legal heir by filing a written affidavit with the county clerk’s office.

Allowed biological parents to file a written affidavit transferring parental authority to “adoptive” parents

Allowed adoption in the case of voluntary abandonment of the child by a parent for three years. Adoption was a matter of public record and birth certificates were stamped with “illegitimate”.

Edna Gladney’s work influences the legislature. Court files and records from adoption proceedings can only be reviewed by interested parties or their attorneys. Judgments, orders, and decrees of the court are public record. Parental consent of living parents required except for cases of abandonment for at least three years.

The time for abandonment by parents was shortened to two years.

Allowed natural parents to give licensed child placement agencies the power to place children for adoption and the power to consent to the adoption without disclosing to the natural parents the names of the adoptive parents.

Restricted access to information (about the adoption not the termination) held by state agencies and licensed child placing agencies. Agencies could use or give information they felt was in the best interest of the child. Records relating to dependency hearings on children born out of wedlock are confidential and not to be disclosed except to a party to the dependency hearing or his attorney. The court could order disclosure of the court felt it would further the ends of justice.

Established the Central Record File. Adoption decrees and records were sent to the State Department of Public Welfare and were confidential. The law restricted access to adoption records to everyone, even if a party to the proceedings, unless ordered by the district court in Travis County for good cause. No confidentiality for the termination file. It only applied to adoptions after the effective date.

Adoption records closed to all. The district clerks’ offices and the Texas Department of Human Services were required to keep adoption records confidential (not termination records). It removed the requirement to transfer all adoption records to the Central File except the decree. It gave the court that granted to adoption the right to open the records in addition to any district court in Travis County. Separate law enacted that gave the court the right to seal the termination and adoption file on the motion of the court or any party.

Deleted the right of a Travis County District court to open records and left the decision solely to the court that granted the adoption.

Granted adoptive parents and adult adoptees the right to access to all of the information, working papers, reports, and records relating to the social study on the child. The information was to be edited to protect the identity of the birth parent. Termination files are still accessible unless there is a specific order sealing the file.
Information in this timeline comes from the following document:
Confidentiality and Access to Texas Adoption Records: A Historical Perspective
by Diane M. Wagner

Student Group Advocates for Original Birth Certificates for Adult Adoptees


Student Group Advocates for Original Birth Certificates for Adult Adoptees

AUSTIN, Mar 16, 2005/ A group of students from the University of Texas at Arlington Graduate School of Social Work will get a lesson in legislative education on Thursday and Friday. As part of a class project, they will go to Austin to educate legislators about House Bill 770 and Senate Bill 364, which would grant access to original birth certificates for adult adoptees. The group of students have teamed up with the Texas Coalition for Adoption Resources and Education (TxCARE) to meet with legislators and discuss personal stories of how adoption has affected them. They will be joined by students from the Texas Tech University Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance, the Texas Tech School of Nursing, and individuals affected by adoption from Austin and East Texas.

Since the early 1970s, the state of Texas has sealed birth certificates when an adoption is finalized. An amended birth certificate is issued, and the original is only accessible with a court order. This can be difficult to obtain, as the petitioning party has to show “good cause”. Sometimes, even adoptees who need this information for medical history purposes are denied access to their records. The most common reason cited is the preservation of “birth parent confidentiality”. HB 770/SB 364 would grant access to original birth certificates to adoptees upon reaching age 21, and would create a “contact preference form” to allow those birth parents who do not wish to be reunited with the adopted person an opportunity to express that preference. If any birth parent can provide a copy of the signed affidavit of relinquishment of parental rights relating to the adopted child that promises anonymity, the original birth certificate cannot be release without a court order. It is doubted that any such document exists.

“Over 95% of birth parents do not want ‘confidentiality’, nor were they ever promised it. This notion of a lifetime of secrecy was forced upon them, and we have never found a legal document making that kind of a promise,” said Nancy Schaefers, adoptee, and President of TxCARE. Katy Perkins, President of the National Association of Social Workers Maverick Student Chapter and adoptee, explained “this is not about search and reunion, it is about rights. Most people have easy access to this very personal and vital information about themselves, and they take that for granted.”

The students from UTA believe that having such a diverse range of perspectives will help legislators see that records access is an important issue affecting many different facets of life. “If I were adopted, I would want to know that I had the same rights as everyone else,” said Karyn Kelbaugh, social work group project member, “and it’s discriminatory to treat them differently simply because of the circumstances surrounding their birth.”

TxCARE is a grass-roots organization of adult adoptees, adoptive & biological families, adoption professionals, organizations & others concerned about adoption issues. TxCARE’s mission is “to promote an adoption system based on honesty and trust that protects the interests of the adoptee, birth family, and adoptive family, while placing the adoptee's interests first if there is a conflict.”

Contact: Nancy Schaefers, TxCARE President, +214-363-0515,
Katy Perkins, NASW-UTA Maverick Student Chapter President +214-952-2125,

Child Welfare League of America: Child Welfare: Adoption: Other Links and Resources: Access to Identifying Information

Child Welfare League of America: Child Welfare: Adoption: Other Links and Resources: Access to Identifying Information

Adoption lawsuit may force change at Gladney

Adoption lawsuit may force change at Gladney
By Max B. BakerStar-Telegram Staff Writer
FORT WORTH - Almost from the moment they brought their daughter home from the Gladney Center for Adoption in 1982, Carolyn and Lee Williams have been searching for keys to her volatility.
As a baby, Tammarah slept fitfully and cried frequently. When she got older, she constantly got into trouble for biting, fighting and misbehaving at school.
At 12, she pulled a knife on her mother.
"She did things that just weren't normal," Carolyn Williams said. "She was the worst of the worst.
"I was totally exhausted, and the doctors didn't know what was wrong."
Doctors kept asking for details about Tammarah's birth parents. But when the family asked Gladney for information, the adoption agency said it was "confidential" and "unavailable."
It wasn't until last year -- after a Tarrant County court ordered Gladney to release nearly 800 pages of documents on the birth mother's background -- that the Williams family got a more definitive picture of their daughter, now 21.
Now, in a case that pits adoptive parents against one of the nation's leading adoption agencies, the Williamses hope to unlock from Gladney's vaults similar information on up to 4,000 adoptions dating to the mid-1970s.
In a lawsuit filed in Tarrant County, the Williams family accuses Gladney of violating state law and has asked state District Judge Bonnie Sudderth to allow any adoptive parents or children to see their files.
"I was begging for them back when she was little," Carolyn Williams said. "I wanted someone to help me, and I thought they would be there for me.
"They gave me the records 21 years too late."
Gladney officials say that state laws require them to maintain the confidentiality of the records, and that recently passed laws opening some records don't apply to adoptions handled years ago.
"Times can change," said Gregory Love, a Fort Worth attorney representing Gladney. "But if the Legislature doesn't uncuff our hands to provide something to them, the problem is still there."
Gladney officials say that adoption -- as with any birth -- provides no guarantees that a child will be perfect.
"Any child that you adopt or that is born to you, that child is 'as is,' " said Susan Abbott Schwartz, an attorney for the Gladney Center. "You deal with that child as the issues come to the fore with that child."
Tammarah Williams declined to be interviewed. In a deposition, however, she said she "didn't understand why it took so long" to get the records.
"Now I just wonder," she said. "Would it have changed things?"
A new baby
Carolyn and Lee Williams were so happy to get Tammarah that they didn't ask a lot of questions at first.
Their first child had died at 7 days old, and they desperately wanted to be parents. But they didn't think they could endure another troubled pregnancy.
They turned to Gladney.
The couple told Gladney that they wanted a "low-risk" baby. They didn't want a child in which asthma, juvenile diabetes or epilepsy were in the background of the birth parents, court records show.
Although they indicated that they would accept a child whose birth mother had used "mild drugs" before pregnancy, they didn't want to adopt a child whose biological parents had used "hard drugs" before or during the pregnancy, records show.
They did not want "a child where there is a background of mental retardation or dyslexia," according to the records.
After submitting their application in April 1982, the Williamses settled in for a long wait. Carolyn Williams' nesting instinct took over -- the nursery was prepared, the crib was purchased.
Four months later, they got a call.
Carolyn Williams vividly remembers the day. It was a Thursday. The baby was 7 pounds, 9 ounces and 19.5 inches long. They could pick her up the next day.
"I just started screaming because I was so excited," Carolyn Williams said. "It was so quick. Just what I wanted. A baby girl, and we could pick her up. ... The room was ready. I even had dresses.
"That was the best news I had heard in my life."
Almost immediately, however, the couple began to have problems.
All babies cry, but Tammarah cried endlessly. Even as an infant, she never slept for more than two hours at a time. As she grew older, her troubles increased.
The Williamses repeatedly took Tammarah to doctors, all of whom made the same request: They wanted a family history.
"The psychiatrist and the doctor were telling us they needed to know more about the biological mother," Carolyn Williams said.
The Williamses said they made their first unsuccessful request for information from Gladney in 1986, when Tammarah was 4. Gladney has no record of the request.
By the time Tammarah was 10, she was struggling with depression and began seeing a psychiatrist, they say. She was diagnosed with attention deficit disorder and was taking Ritalin, but the medicine left her even more agitated when it wore off, her parents say.
In 1992, the Williamses again went to Gladney for information.
After that request, they say they were told that Tammarah's maternal uncle had died of cancer, that her father and aunt had diabetes and that another aunt was mentally retarded.
They also learned that Tammarah's birth mother had had two abortions by the time she was 21 and had placed another child for adoption through Gladney.
Tammarah's behavior reached a low point in 1994, the Williamses say.
"She grabbed a knife when I was trying to correct her," Carolyn Williams said. "She picked up the knife in the kitchen and pulled it back. I talked her down from that."
In 1998, the family tried again to obtain information. They hired Bedford attorney Jay Gray, but Gladney informed them in a letter that the birth mother had refused permission for the release of documents.
The letter, however, revealed some new information about the mother: Several of her cousins had had cancer, including childhood leukemia; there was a possible family history of alcoholism; and a grandmother had "mental problems."
Gladney declined to release more details at that time.
The Williamses said they did their best to cope. New drug treatments helped Tammarah with her depression and attentiveness as she entered high school, but they say she traded her agitated state for an obsession with school work.
She finished high school in just three years and graduated from Texas Wesleyan University with a bachelor's degree in accounting in three more. She earned a master's degree in accounting last year from the University of North Texas.
Tammarah left home four years ago, when she was 17, but has been unable to hold a job, in part because of ongoing behavior issues, her parents say. They pay her rent and provide her with a car.
"Gladney has stalled throughout the years by dribbling out information with promises of more information," Gray said. "They just don't like complying."
Gladney was reluctant to discuss details of the case, citing confidentiality. In court documents, however, the agency has repeatedly pointed out that the Williams family has been unable to show a link between Tammarah's problems and any information that was withheld.
"There are no causal links between any failure of Gladney to give psychological records of the birth mother to the Williamses and any condition Tammarah has," Schwartz said. "They never connected that dot. Ever."
The agency has claimed in court documents that officials told the couple everything the law allowed at the time of the adoption.
Gladney has submitted reports to the court that suggest that the Williamses were delighted with their newborn daughter.
"Tammarah is a joy to have," the Williams wrote at one point, according to an internal document filed with the court. "Tammarah is progressing very well."
At any point during the first six months, in fact, the Williamses -- like any adoptive family -- could have returned the baby to the agency, Gladney officials say.
They did not.
Gladney attorneys also point out in court documents that Tammarah Williams has been successful academically.
"She is sharp," Love said. "She is articulate."
In December 2000, however, the Williamses filed a lawsuit against Gladney, accusing the agency of negligence and fraudulent concealment of their daughter's pre adoption history.
They later added a class-action claim that they hope will automatically open the records for other adoptive parents. Tammarah Williams was originally a party to the lawsuit, but she dropped her claim at a court hearing last month after failing to provide the court with medical evidence.
"From this lawsuit, I'm hoping that the Gladney Center will release the medical information for all of the adoptive parents so if they're having problems with their children, they can get help," Carolyn Williams said.
A 100-year legacy
The Gladney Center has been a haven for birth mothers and their children for more than 100 years.
Originally opened as the Texas Children's Home and Aid Society in 1887, it is the oldest adoption agency in the nation. It has placed more than 26,000 children and worked with more than 36,000 mothers, according to its literature.
In 2002, the agency posted $6.1 million in revenues and $26.8 million in assets and, the same year, it moved into a new, $17.5 million campus in far southwest Fort Worth.
Over the years, Gladney has been recognized for its newborn adoption and maternity services, which include providing pre- and postnatal health care, labor and delivery, food and housing, legal services, counseling, educational programs and job skills training.
"We are about building families. That is what we do," said Paige McCoy Smith, a Gladney spokeswoman. "We are all about finding permanent homes for children that have been entrusted to our care."
Gladney also has earned a reputation as a powerful agency in the adoption world with influential supporters and adoptive families.
President Bush and his wife, Laura, for example, have said they were planning to adopt a child at Gladney until the first lady became pregnant with their twin daughters. Later, the president's younger brother, Marvin Bush, adopted two children from Gladney.
Former Fort Worth Mayor Kenneth Barr and his wife, Karen, adopted their daughter, Katherine, from Gladney in 1978.
"I think Gladney is an outstanding organization that has done miraculous things, and I don't mean to overplay it at all," Kenneth Barr said. "It's been very positive for everyone involved -- the children, the birth parents and the adoptive parents."
Katherine Barr, 26, said it bothers her "a little" that she doesn't know her medical history. But she said that hers was a closed adoption and that her parents knew that from the start. She said she would never seek the records.
"I think the life I've had outweighs the concerns I have about my medical history," Katherine Barr said. "Not knowing my birth parents' genetics has not ever bothered me."
With that kind of clientele came considerable political clout.
In 1997 and 1999, when the Texas Legislature was considering adoption legislation, including opening birth records, then-Gov. George W. Bush took the unusual step of attending a House committee meeting to alert lawmakers that he would veto the bill if it passed.
Now that he's in the White House, the Bush administration has turned to the National Council for Adoption -- a lobbying group in Washington, D.C., formed by a longtime Gladney administrator and others -- to push for passage of the Adoption Promotion Act.
Gladney officials have opposed some efforts to open the adoption process, including providing some background information.
In an open adoption, the birth mother and adoptive parents know each other, and the birth mother may be involved in selecting her child's new parents.
In the closed adoption system under which Gladney has flourished, the birth mothers and adoptive parents never meet, and their anonymity was fortified by laws that make it virtually impossible to open adoption records.
Those laws started to loosen in Texas in the early 1980s, when the state Legislature began passing laws requiring agencies to provide adoptive parents with information on their child's health, social, education and genetic backgrounds.
Although identifying information about the birth parents must be withheld, the laws required release of specific information about the adopted children's parents and extended families, including health and medical histories and any psychological and psychiatric evaluations.
The laws also gave adoptive parents -- and the children, upon reaching adulthood -- the right to examine and copy the records and any other information relating to the children's history. Records are required to be kept on file for 99 years.
"I think [genetic information] is tremendously important with the advances in medical science and the advances in genetic science," said Diane Wanger, a Bedford lawyer who has championed the opening of adoption records.
"In many cases the birth mothers are young, 15 to 20 years old, and they don't have the type of health problems that you want to know about later on."
Gladney, however, has fought the release of records in the Williams case and in a similar lawsuit in Tarrant County that was settled out of court with another family.
Those court records, and the terms of the settlement, are sealed, but Gladney officials argued in that case that the confidentiality of a doctor-patient relationship prohibits release of much of the information.
If the Williamses are granted class-action status by the courts, for example, the agency would be forced to mail notices to up to 4,000 birth mothers alerting them that the courts could consider opening up their records -- with their names redacted -- to any adoptive parents or children who asked, Gladney officials said.
That notice alone would violate the confidentiality granted to the birth mother, even if her name is never released, Gladney officials argue.
"There is a privacy interest that women expected us to continue to protect forever," Schwartz said. "Either the Legislature has to make an exception for us or create an immunity from Gladney being sued by a birth mother when we provide those records without her consent."
Other agencies, however, regularly release such details.
"Women who are considering adoption for unborn kids want them to have the best life possible," said Adela Jones, director of domestic adoptions at the Buckner Adoption and Maternity Services in Dallas, an agency that promotes open adoption and the release of all medical information.
"The agencies that are ethical want the family to know as much as possible to make an informed decision to adopt a child or not."
Looking at the law
The Williams case could restart the debate about open adoptions in Texas.
In June 2003, Judge Sudderth ordered Gladney to release to the Williams family about 800 pages of documents, including records of psychological and medical testing done by Gladney's staff psychiatrist and psychologist. The judge is also considering the request to certify the lawsuit as a class action.
State officials believe the law requires release of the documents.
State Rep. Toby Goodman, R-Arlington, who championed the move to open records to adoptive families, said that state law requires all adoption agencies to compile comprehensive reports on adopted children and to release the information if requested.
"It specifically says any psychological or social evaluations, any summary of findings, it must be provided," Goodman said. "You would want a couple adopting a child to have all the information possible."
The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services routinely releases records on foster children put up for adoption, even children adopted before the new laws were passed.
"I can't imagine that that information would not be released to the [adoptive] parent," said Gerry Williams, an attorney for the state agency.
And the American Academy of Pediatrics adopted a policy years ago stating that adoptive families need such records because children may have "acute and long-term medical, psychological and developmental problems."
Carolyn Williams said the information might have changed Tammarah's life -- and theirs.
The Williamses contend that Tammarah was a "special needs" child who needed to be placed with a family that could afford the treatment they say their daughter will require all of her life.
And in words that are hard for any parent to voice, the Williamses say they are disappointed in their life with Tammarah: that she is a child who demands a great deal but gives back very little.
The reality is that Tammarah is not the child they wanted, they say.
"As much as we love Tammarah -- as much as we love her -- if we had known this ahead of time, we would not have adopted Tammarah because that is not what we had asked for," Lee Williams said recently, his voice faltering.
"If you have a loving heart, when you get a child, you never give her back," he said. "But we should have had the opportunity to make that decision ahead of time."
Carolyn Williams says she loves Tammarah "with all my heart," but partially blames her three strokes on the stress of raising her daughter.
"I am worried about Tammarah every minute I'm awake," she said. "They said she was from a family just like ours, so I thought everything would be OK.
"She needed more than I could give her. The bottom line is that they broke the law."
300: Number of children Gladney places each year. Slightly more than 50 percent of the adoptions are international.
5,000-6,000: Number of calls received each year from people interested in adopting.
19: Average age of birth mothers at Gladney today.
$25,000: Average cost of a domestic adoption through the center, according to Gladney officials.
2002: Year the center moved from Hemphill Street to a $17.5 million campus at 6300 John Ryan Drive in southwest Fort Worth.
1992: Year that Gladney's current international adoption program began. It maintains programs in Bulgaria, China, Columbia, Guatemala, Kazakhstan, Russia, Ukraine, Thailand and Mexico.
4: Number of satellite Gladney offices: They are in Midland; Houston; New York City; and Charlotte, N.C.
The Gladney Center had its origins in the orphan train movement of the 19th century, when New York, Philadelphia and other East Coast cities sent "leftover" children to other parts of the country. A quick look at the center's history:
Year the Texas Children's Home and Aid Society opened. By the early 1920s, it was the state's leading child-placement agency.
Edna Gladney was named superintendent of the home. She held the job for 33 years.
After the center became a popular place for politicians and movie stars to adopt children, Gladney's life story became a hit movie. Blossoms in the Dust, starring Greer Garson and Walter Pidgeon, was nominated for four Oscars.
Gladney persuaded the home's board to buy the 35-bed West Texas Maternity Hospital in Fort Worth. She wanted to give mothers a place to live so they could receive good medical care and other social services.
The home was renamed the Edna Gladney Home after its longtime administrator. She retired in 1960 and died the next year.
The center was officially given its current name, The Gladney Center for Adoption.
SOURCES: The Gladney Center, GuideStar, Star-Telegram interviews

Adoptees deserve access to family health histories,1,892527.story?coll=bal-oped-headlines
Adoptees deserve access to family health histories
By Adam PertmanFebruary 14, 2005THE U.S. SURGEON General, Richard H. Carmona, has embarked on an admirable quest. Citing the obvious fact that many diseases are inherited, he has created a national campaign that encourages all American families to learn more about their health histories.
To make this important task easier to accomplish, Dr. Carmona's office has created software that all of us can download at no cost to help track medical information about our parents, grandparents and other relatives. And to underscore how serious the surgeon general is about getting us all to act, he designated an annual National Family Health History Day to coincide with Thanksgiving.
For tens of millions of people, though, this well-intentioned initiative is nothing more than a mirage, an enticing glimpse of water in the desert that they know they cannot reach. Because all of the Americans to whom Dr. Carmona refers do not include the vast majority of those who were adopted, rather than born, into their families.
Adoption in the United States has made enormous strides in the last few decades, moving out of the shadows and becoming an increasingly conventional, normal way of forming a family; that's especially good news for children who need permanent, loving homes.
But progress has been uneven. One way in which adoption has not yet entered the 21st century is the anachronistic reality that most states still prohibit adoptees, even after they reach adulthood, from obtaining their birth certificates or other documents that would enable them to follow the surgeon general's sage advice.
Proponents of keeping these records sealed assert it's a necessary measure to maintain the anonymity that was guaranteed to birth mothers at the time their children were placed for adoption. That argument, unfortunately, is based on cultural myths and faulty stereotypes.
In fact, nearly every shred of research and experience over the last 20 years shows that none of these women was given legal assurance of anonymity; at least 90 percent of them want some level of contact with or knowledge about the lives they created, regardless of what they might or might not have been told verbally; and adopted people are not stalkers or ingrates but simply human beings who want the most basic information about themselves.
The good news is that we have learned an enormous amount about adoption and its participants as the institution has steadily moved into the mainstream, and many positive changes are occurring as a result. Among them are that parents adopting domestically and an increasing number who adopt from abroad routinely receive medical information about their sons and daughters at the outset and - because relationships with birth families are becoming increasingly commonplace - on an ongoing basis as their children grow up. Indeed, providing such information is now a widely accepted "best practice" for adoption practitioners.
Some states have changed their laws to permit adopted people, once they become adults, to gain access to their records. And there has been no hint, anywhere, that the recipients of those records are violating their birth mothers' privacy or otherwise disrupting their lives.
It is a wonderful coincidence that Dr. Carmona's potentially life-saving effort coincides with the recent unsealing of birth records in New Hampshire, the latest state to take such action. It's a propitious time for the surgeon general to use his influence to help break down the legal barriers across our country that for far too long have relegated adoptees to a special, less-privileged class of citizenship.
There's good reason to think he will do it. After all, he did say his medical advice applied to all Americans.
Adam Pertman is the executive director of the Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute and the author of Adoption Nation: How the Adoption Revolution is Transforming America.
Columnist Ellen Goodman is on vacation.
Copyright © 2005, The Baltimore Sun
Adam Pertman, Executive DirectorEvan B. Donaldson Adoption Instituteapertman@adoptioninstitute.orgwww.adoptioninstitute.orgAuthor: "Adoption Nation"www.adoptionnation.com212-925-4089 (New York)617-332-8944 (Boston)617-763-0134 (cell)775-796-6592 (fax)

Monday, March 14, 2005

Ten Reasons ADULT Adoptees Should Have Access To Their Original Texas Birth Certificates

Ten Reasons ADULT Adoptees Should Have Access To Their Original Texas Birth Certificates

Tuesday, March 01, 2005

Great Link- Don't Miss!

We normally don't post links here, but I didn't want anyone to pass this one over. It is a great link to many websites that are worth looking at. Please visit!

Thursday, February 10, 2005

Welcome to our adoption rights blog!

We are just getting underway and it may take several days to get this thing up and running but we will be posting very soon! Feel free to comment on anything you read!