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Biology and Birth Certificates: Our Right to Accuracy

Wendy Kramer | Posted 10.16.2015 | Impact
Wendy Kramer

Most U.S. citizens raised by their biological parents never question whether the information on their birth certificates is accurate. With the evolution of adoption and alternate means of conceiving a child, "accurate" is an increasingly subjective term.

What Accidentally Discovering I Was Adopted Taught Me About Religious Freedom

DaShanne Stokes | Posted 09.25.2015 | Impact
DaShanne Stokes

In the summer of 1998, only a month after I turned 20, I accidentally discovered that I was adopted. The experience threw me into an identity crisis. It also had the curious effect of teaching me about religious freedom.

The Perversion of American Birth Certificates

Mirah Riben | Posted 09.02.2015 | Impact
Mirah Riben

A birth certificate is issued to legally register every birth. It is a vital record documenting the facts of a birth. It memorializes the arrival of each and every human being - setting the date, time, and location of that auspicious and unique event.

Rights of Adopted Persons at Risk in Pennsylvania

Mirah Riben | Posted 07.07.2015 | Politics
Mirah Riben

A quiet civil rights movement is taking place in states across the country. Receiving far less publicity than marriage equality, you may not even be aware of the fight for equality by adopted citizens.

Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana's Birth Certificate Is Hard To Top

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 05.05.2015 | Parents

Royal family members -- they're just like us! Well, sort of. According to a new tweet from the official Kensington Palace Twitter account, the Duk...

Legislatures Should Review Statutes Regulating Birth Certificate Names

Brad Reid | Posted 10.18.2014 | Weddings
Brad Reid

The Tennessee Attorney General issued an opinion (14-75) on August 14, 2014, interpreting Tennessee Code Section 68-3-305 as prohibiting married natur...

Adoptees Are Finally Winning Birth Certificate Rights

Reuters | Posted 08.16.2014 | Politics

By Richard Weizel MILFORD, Conn., June 16 (Reuters) - Marco Vasi was adopted nearly 28 years ago and as an only child is still very cl...

Why Every Girl Should (Literally) Count

Tiffany Taylor | Posted 06.04.2014 | Impact
Tiffany Taylor

Millions of girls across the world today are being fundamentally overlooked in their communities because they are denied the opportunity to be registered at birth.

What They Usually Don't Tell You About Adoption

Craig Giesecke | Posted 05.10.2014 | Parents
Craig Giesecke

So much of who we are is made up of our experiences and the people we've known. But I can't help but think the picture would be more complete if I knew more about the events leading up to June 19, 1954.

This Baby Is The First In British Columbia To Have 3 Parents Listed On Her Birth Certificate

The Huffington Post | Tyler McCarthy | Posted 02.11.2014 | Parents

A Vancouver newborn has become the first child in British Columbia, Canada, to have three parents listed on an official birth certificate. Della Wo...

Big Lessons That Transcend the Movie: There Are Philomenas All Around Us

Adam Pertman | Posted 03.29.2014 | Entertainment
Adam Pertman

The reality is that during the mid-20th century and beyond, severe religious, social and familial stigmas against unwed motherhood were the norm far beyond Ireland.

Friday Talking Points -- The Dog That Didn't Bark, and Herding Stupid Insane Cats

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.23.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Dog-lovers will have to wait for their portion of that headline until the awards part of the column; but as for the cats, I was struck this week by a funny comment on an article I was reading on the continuing civil war within the Republican Party.

Ted Cruz Releases His Birth Certificate

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 08.19.2013 | Politics

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) released his birth certificate on Sunday in an effort to curb speculation that he is ineligible to run for president. The ...

Equal Rights for All: It's Finally Time for Adopted People, Too

Adam Pertman | Posted 06.01.2013 | Politics
Adam Pertman

As our country has focused enormous attention in recent days on the rights of one minority, gay men and lesbians, we continue (alas) to give short-shrift to the decades-long effort to achieve equality for millions of people in another segment of our population: Americans who were adopted into their families.

Unbelievable Family Secret Revealed

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 11.28.2012 | Parents

A Brazilian girl was placed with a foster family when it was discovered her mother raised her as a boy for two years before an aunt discovered the tru...

Arpaio Birther Move Defeated

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 06.22.2012 | Politics

Arizona taxpayers will have to foot the bill for Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's quest for President Barack Obama's birth certificate. The con...

High Court Smacks Down Birthers

AP | Posted 06.12.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court has refused to hear an appeal challenging President Barack Obama's U.S. citizenship and his eligibility to serve as co...

WATCH: Temptations Song Gets Birther Parody

Posted 06.01.2012 | Comedy

Last time Donald Trump was in the news questioning whether President Obama was born in the U.S., he was publicly rebuffed when Obama's birth certifica...

Dem's Surprising Birth Certificate Remark

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 05.30.2012 | Politics

A former Democratic governor of New York said that President Barack Obama "got away with it" if he was not born in the United States. On his radio ...

Jon Ward

Donald Trump Can't Be Controlled, Causes Major Headache For Mitt Romney | Jon Ward | Posted 05.30.2012 | Politics

LAS VEGAS -- "He doesn't want to talk about it." Or so said Michael Cohen, Donald Trump's spokesman, on the question of where President Obama was ...

WATCH: Donald Trump Goes On Epic Birther Rant

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 05.29.2012 | Politics

Donald Trump is determined to have "birtherism" front and center in the 2012 presidential election, calling it the "most important thing" just hours b...

John Celock

Lawmakers Pass Stricter Voter Reg Law For 2012 | John Celock | Posted 05.08.2012 | Politics

The Republican-controlled Kansas House of Representatives voted Tuesday to pass legislation requiring proof of citizenship for voter registration star...

You're Never too Old for Love

Laverne H. Bardy | Posted 06.15.2012 | Fifty
Laverne H. Bardy

We met online. He was from West Virginia; I'm from New Jersey. He was looking for Happily Ever After. I was looking for something to do Saturday nights.

John Celock

GOP Lawmaker Says 'Higher Authority' Should Determine Obama Citizenship | John Celock | Posted 04.05.2012 | Politics

A Republican lawmaker in New Jersey said that a speech he attended Tuesday night left him doubting President Barack Obama's citizenship and he believe...

Another Obama Birther Joke

AP | Posted 12.30.2011 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa -- One of Mitt Romney's sons has an answer for those who say his father should release his tax returns. He jokes that President Barac...