Adoptee Rights

Adoptee Rights

Adult adoptees are increasingly speaking out and demanding a seat at the table when it comes to policies involving adoption. We explore the issues from the perspective of adoptees.

Discussion about adoption tend to focus on parents, both those seeking to adopt a child and the birth parents. But adult adoptees are increasingly speaking out and demanding a seat at the table when adoption policy is formed. Some are challenging specific laws, such as states that do not allow adoptees access to their original birth certificates. We explore the issues adult adoptees would like to see addressed.

Guests

Susan Branco Alvarado

Licensed Professional Counselor; Member, Adoption Policy Reform Collaborative

Amanda Woolston

Adoptee; Vice-President, Adoptee Rights Coalition

Joy Lieberthal

Licensed Social Worker; Korean Adopted person; member, Adoption Policy Reform Collaborative

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