• Who We Are

    AIS-CTC is an all-volunteer collaboration of adult adoptees, parents by birth and adoption, supportive family and friends, and counselors and professionals. You're invited to join the conversation. For more details, explore the "Check Out Our DNA" section on this page.  
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    Welcoming community. Search tips and assistance. Emotional support and insight.  Post-reunion guidance.  Legislative advocacy.  Education. Humor. Refuge. Hugs or high-fives upon request.
  • Why We Do It

    Adoptees deserve equal rights to birth identity. Heritage, story and genes matter.  A lot. Parents never forget and need a voice, support and compassionate closure.   Relinquishment and adoption should be done in an ethical and transparent manner.  
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    Do you believe adult adoptees deserve equal access to their birth identity documents? Do you believe that parents deserve copies of records they signed during the relinquishment process?  We welcome your help and donations (click below) in any amount!          
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  • The Michigan Journal of Gender and Law published an article by law professor Elizabeth Samuels in which she analyzed documents signed by relinquishing birth/first parents (March 2013). Samuels reviewed examples of some 75 documents collected from 26 states and issued between 1945 and 1980. Her conclusion? The documents contained no
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  • Attention Colorado Legislators! Governor John Kitzhaber signed SB623 on June 6, 2013, making Oregon the first and only state to unanimously restore the right of adult adoptees to unrestricted access to both their original birth certificate (a right restored by Measure 58 in 2000) and now also the adoption file,
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  • Attention Colorado adoptees! If your adoption was finalized between 7/1/51 and 6/30/67, a 2009 Court of Appeals ruling has granted unrestricted access to original birth certificates.The state has responded by creating two new forms. See our FAQs section for a more detailed discussion. To request your original birth certificate from
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