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    Founded in 1975, AIS-CTC is an all-volunteer group of adult adoptees, parents by birth and adoption, family, friends, counselors and professionals. We invite you to join the conversation. For more details, please see the "Check Out Our DNA" section on this page.  
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What's in a name? A lot. Adoptees given rights to original birth certificates.

The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel follows three adoptees as they find roots. Click photo for full story.

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  • Filmmaker and adoptee Jeffery Togman has won the 2015 Platinum Spotlight Documentary Film Award for We're Not Blood. The film competed with submissions from around the world, and was one of only about forty to receive the highest level award possible. Adopted at birth, Togman's entry into fatherhood forces him
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  • The Colorado General Assembly passed three more 2015 bills supported by AIS-CTC after unanimously passing two landmark measures in 2014. HB 1106 was signed by Governor John Hickenlooper at 2:!5 pm Monday March 30! A cleanup measure drafted to clarify an alleged ambiguity, the bill confirmed that records to be
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  • Are you wondering which form to file where? Confused about which records are held by Vital Records, the courts, and CDHS? Check out our handy reference guide. Can't wait? Read on. A new form to apply for a non-certified copy of the Original Birth Certificate is now available on the
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