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Privacy in Adoptions Loosened - NC
Privacy in Adoptions Loosened
Martha Quillin, Staff Writer
"It's a baby step, but it's a step in the right direction," said Joanna Freitag of Apex, who was adopted as an infant and spent months as an adult trying to find the woman who had given birth to her.
The bill is a compromise. Adult adoptees have long sought access to their original birth certificates, with the names of their birth parents and their county of birth. The National Council for Adoption and the N.C. Family Policy Council have argued that birth parents' privacy should be protected and that changing the law could discourage future adoptions.