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Evan B Donaldson Adoption Institute

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.

The New Adoption Norm

AP | DAVID CRARY | Posted 05.21.2012 | Parents

NEW YORK -- The secrecy that long shrouded adoption has given way to openness, and only about 5 percent of infant adoptions in the U.S. now take place...

Under New Illinois Law, Governor Pat Quinn Gives a 73-year Old Illlinois Adoptee His Name

David Ormsby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
David Ormsby

House Bill 5428 makes Illinois the seventh state in the U.S. to reverse mid-20th century laws mandating the automatic sealing of adoptees' original birth certificates.