October 26, 2004

Belief Statements

We believe that (1) all adopted persons should have direct access to truthful, identifying information about their birth and origins. (2) Adoption is not a one-time legal event but a lifetime human process for all members of the adoption kinship network. (3) The system of adoption should be focused on the needs of the adopted person who benefits by having genetic information both in childhood and in adulthood.(4) The adopted have a dual family identity that should be recognized and respected. (5) The act of searching for one's origins is not pathological but rather a natural human need in the lifelong quest for identity. (6) Knowledge of the past empowers all humans to make healthy decisions for today and tomorrow. (Brochure)
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Posted by ander750 at October 26, 2004 4:30 PM