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Founded in 1996, The Adoption Ring is the oldest & largest adoption-related webring on the Internet. Sites are selected to cover a wide array of experiences and viewpoints in human adoption. It includes sites for adoptees, foster and step-children, birth parents, foster parents, and adoptive parents. All those with educational, personal or non-profit service webpages regarding adoption and foster care are invited to submit their sites for possible inclusion. We accept no adoption agency, attorney, professional searcher, intermediary or therapist sites. Sites for individual adoption-related books are ok. All sites belonging either to potential adoptive parents, or birth mothers, may NOT have direct contact information, but must provide a contact to an agency or attorney ONLY. All existing sites will be brought into compliance.

 

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Ohio History: Sealed Records Author said 'parents don't have to waste time on hered - 03/31/2013
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A few days ago while going over testimony for Ohio's HB61 , I found a most astounding story  from Ohio Birth Parent's Group leader Kate Livingston.  It was taken from her MA thesis, which documents through primary sources and interviews the involvement of Ohio Right to Life's big role in the continued sealing of OBCs in the state. (As far as I know Kate's thesis isn't online. It should be!) Testifying that the intent in sealing records has never been to protect the "privacy" of relinquishing biological parents Kate quoted Rep, Edward Schumacher, chief sponsor of HB 202, the bill that sealed Ohio's post-1963 records".   My bill closes the book on background, which is the way it should be handled. My law gives  the child a clear slate. Parents start right away providing the child with necessary guidance and direction. They don’t have to waste time on heredity. People lay too  much stress on heredity. It’s advisable for children not to know they’re adopted. If they knew, they’d be seeking to find out why they do certain things. If a kid knows he’s adopted, he has a crutch. ‘Oh, that’s not my fault,’ he’ll say, ‘that’s my family’s fault.’ I closed the book because knowing isn’t going to change a thing. This law gives the child an opportunity to start some place as if that were the day he was born. It’s better for society and for the child if he doesn’t know he’s...

Ohio History: Sealed Records Author said "parents don't have to waste time on heredity"



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