Questions about Adoptees

In this situation, the state where you were born (Georgia) has both the original birth certificate, and the amended birth certificate. The original birth certificate lists your birth parents, but it is sealed...
When an adoption agency closes, the files are suppose to be turned over to the Department of Social Services in the state where they operated (some states call this the Department of Youth and Families...
First, if you are really lucky your adoptive parents have this information, and will give it to you if you ask. They may be waiting for you to ask, so please do so even if you think it may hurt their feelings...
If you were born in Illinois, there should be a record of the adoption in Illinois. But perhaps not everyone remembers everything correctly. Perhaps you were born in New York, or you were born in Illinois, but...
First, it is perfectly reasonable that you would want to know your birthparents. Most adopted people, want to know why they were placed for adoption. In addition, you birthparents may have valuable medical...
First, it is great that your child is asking questions about their adoption. It means they trust you and feel comfortable talking to you about their adoption. The main thing to remember in talking to your...
First, you are doing a really wonderful thing for your son. Every adopted child no matter how happy and well adjusted they are in their adoptive home wonders about their birthparents. Sometimes they just want...
First, it is completely understandable that you would want (and need) your medical records. Since the IAC only does completely open adoptions where the birthparents know the adoptive parents and have ongoing...