No Confidentiality Promised For Birthmothers

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We the undersigned, do declare that we are Birthmothers who placed a child for adoption and that we were NEVER promised confidentiality by ANYONE involved in the adoption process nor did we ever want our identities to be temporarily or permanently kept from our child!

1492 Signatures

  • Evelyn M
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    • Happily reunited with my son after 30 years.
  • Catherine B
  • Thelma Harley V
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    • Surrendered 2 sons 1960 & 1962 Ontario Canada
  • Donna F
  • Betty K
  • ardena b
  • Doreen Q
  • Kim D
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    • We need to know our children are ok.
  • Janis O
  • Samantha A
  • gretchen d
  • ann h
  • Lisa M B
  • Bonnie B
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    • it would be terrible to think that when the time comes, my children couldn't find me because of legal red-tape.
  • Linda F. D
  • Pat R
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    • I was never promised nor did I want confidentiality, I don't know who came up with the term birthmother, I am a MOTHER who was given only one option,no choices or HELP!
  • SHARON E. W
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    • OPEN RECORDS -EVERYONE NEEDS TO KNOW WHO THEY ARE
  • Mary Michelle W
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    • I am a birthmother, and an adoptee and i believe that EVERY CHILD has the RIGHT to know there roots.
  • Andrea H
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    • It is an inherent right to know one's biological roots; no human should be denied this opportunity.
  • [email protected]
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    • Quit having babies out of wedlock then!!
  • Arlene E. W
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    • Please open the adoption records; my son has the right to know who brought him into this world of ours. Remember this is a free country and each birthmom has the right to know their children, who brought them into this world. By keeping the no confidentiality promised for birthmothers. I gave my son up on 1972.
  • Esther Mary H
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    • reunited in 2004 thru lucky relentless searching of net
  • Angela (Kay) Baxley H
  • wanda s
  • Amy L. L
  • Bernice (Schoenberger) G
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    • I was never promised confidentiality regarding my daughter's adoption. I am adopted myself and know my birthmother. We are friends. I ask only to be able to share genetic history with my daughter as my birthmother shared with me.
  • alweissinger
  • Juanita Gober C
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    • I was too young to even understand that any contact with my child would be FOREVER!
  • Antonia Maria F
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    • Birth Mother
  • Angela Musolino nee Angela Di S
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    • Once an adopted child is over the age of 18, he or she has the right to find out about his or her birth parents.
  • Amy R
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    • I was never given an option to have my information available to my birthchild. This should be for the child to decide, not the government
  • Lillian R
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    • I have been searching for my birth daughter for over 20 years . she was 4years old when i saw her. i can't find her because of the seailed records i dont think that when a chile reaches 16 years old they should be told that they were adoption
  • Lillian Clark R
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    • i am a Mother searching for her daughter she was born on May13/1954 in Elmira New York her birth name was Eva Ellen Clark i can,t find out what her name is now
  • Lillian R
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    • yes ithink that when a chile is adoption they should be told when they are 15years olds they were adoption so they can find there reail mother
  • Lillian Clark R
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    • i am a birthmother and i have searching for my daughter for over 20 year yes they should open the records i have been praying for them to open the records so i can find her.God Bless you all.Lillian Clark Rozell
  • Anne C
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    • There is NO such thing as a "confidentiality" agreement for Birthmoms. It only exists in the minds of the politicians who choose to use it as a means to continue their lies. I defy any ONE of them to show me a document which substantiates this myth.
  • Anne Cote M
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    • Birthmother confidentiality is a myth. Nobody has been able to produce a document which promises any birthmother confidentiality because there is no such thing. We do not need nor want "protection" from our own children.
  • lisa h
  • Anne Shannon M
  • Jill A
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    • Bithmother for open records
  • Janet A M
  • J S
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    • I believe that all adoption records should be made available to all parties at the age of consent.
  • BARBARA ANNE S
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    • Birthmothers are being used by legislators and policy-makers just as we were used years ago. They are the "confidentialty culprits," but it's easier to use a group of women who had no say so whatsoever in adoption law or practice, or the fate of our children, as scapegoats rather than admit the inhumanity of their ugly laws. I would find this new-born "concern" for us amusing if it wasn't so dispicable and hypocritical. Unfortunately the media continually perpetuates this myth but we have found our voice and we must be heard. Encourage anyone in the media who will listen to tell the TRUTH about this issue!
  • Barbara L N
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    • My son should be able to know who I am and where he came from and I told the court that when I gave him up in new york. but you people didnt listen.
  • Barbara F
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    • My child was taken fraudulently. I believe the reason that adoption agencies want the records kept sealed is to protect themselves from information about their past fraudulent practices regarding child relinquishment from ever becoming public knowledge.
  • Barbara T
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    • Open the records--I am one of the lucky ones, my daugher found me when she was 43.
  • Cheryl B
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    • We were NOT promised confidentiality - please open these records!!!
  • Brigitte J
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    • My name at the time of my baby's birth was Brigitte Pearson
  • Eileen B
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    • I was never promised confidentiality when I relinquished my daughter for adoption in 1970. Secrets are destructive. We deserve to know the children we lost to adoption and they deserve to know us.
  • Barbara M. D