This is great news from the
. Whether adoptees or those who gave
children up for adoption want to reach out and connect, health information
about an adoptee’s birth family has long been desired by adopted individuals. They may want to know whether they have inherited
a genetic tendency towards particular health issues and conditions. UK
Children, grandchildren and other relatives of adopted adults can now trace back through their ancestors’ lives - helping them to unearth their family history, discover more about their medical background and reach out to long-lost relatives under new rules introduced today [24 September 2014]...
For example, those who have lost a parent to cancer or a heart problem will be able to discover whether their grandparents or other birth relatives suffered from the same condition, giving them the chance to seek advice and support.
These rules will come into force by November 2014. Read more here.
This 2012 document gives you a sense of US Access to Adoption Records – who can access and under what circumstances. If you know of a more updated version, please post a comment.
This got me curious about whether any US Archives have adoption records that are publicly available?!?! I learned that Utah law permits public access to adoption records over 100 years old. It also appears that in Oregon, the Oregon Laws published biennially, included reports of adoptions from 1864 through 1919 when the law was repealed.
Does your state archive provide easy access to historic adoption records?
copyright © National Genealogical Society, 3108 Columbia Pike, Suite 300, Arlington, Virginia 22204-4370. http://www.ngsgenealogy.org.
NGS does not imply endorsement of any outside advertiser or other vendors appearing in this blog. Any opinions expressed by guest authors are their own and do not necessarily reflect the view of NGS.
Republication of UpFront articles is permitted and encouraged for non-commercial purposes without express permission from NGS. Please drop us a note telling us where and when you are using the article. Express written permission is required if you wish to republish UpFront articles for commercial purposes. You may send a request for express written permission to [email protected]. All republished articles may not be edited or reworded and must contain the copyright statement found at the bottom of each UpFront article.
Think your friends, colleagues, or fellow genealogy researchers would find this blog post interesting? If so, please let them know that anyone can read past UpFront with NGS posts or subscribe!
Suggestions for topics for future UpFront with NGS posts are always welcome. Please send any suggested topics to [email protected]
Unless indicated otherwise or clearly an NGS Public Relations piece, Upfront with NGS posts are written by Diane L Richard, editor, Upfront with NGS.
Want to learn more about interacting with the blog, please read Hyperlinks, Subscribing and Comments -- How to Interact with Upfront with NGS Blog posts!
Post a Comment