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.
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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...
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.
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