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What do you think has happened to adoption in states that have NEVER sealed adoption records and birthcertificates to (adult) adoptees?

More abortions?
Less adoptions?
Mothers stalked and harassed by the children they surrendered?

What's been the outcome?


Asked by adopteeme at 2:58 PM on Oct. 18, 2010 in Adoption

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  • Life goes on it those states (I think it is Alaska and Kansas) and there have been no problems with adoptees stalking bparents. Some adoptees don't want to meet their bparents but do want to know who they are related to and their genetic, medical, and genealogy history. Not sure but I imagine the statistics for abortion and adoption rate are sililar to the rest of the country. .

    Answer by confused969 at 7:07 AM on Oct. 20, 2010

  • The outcome is that adoptees were not discriminated against and had equal rights. Maybe they were able to trace their roots more easily. That's about it.

    Answer by onethentwins at 3:34 PM on Oct. 18, 2010

  • I have heard there are more adoptions in state without sealed records, not less as some seem to think. Never heard there is any increase in stalking by mothers.

    Answer by Southernroots at 7:17 PM on Oct. 18, 2010

  • I didn't know that there were any states that didn't seal the records. Do you know off the top of your head which ones they are?

    Answer by Iamgr8teful at 7:22 PM on Oct. 18, 2010

  • none of the above. states with more disclosure give more information for later on. Kinda like adopting a sperm from a pool of people willing to be known when the child is 18~those sperm banks are the most popular!

    Answer by surfcitymom at 1:06 PM on Oct. 19, 2010