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How Tight Was the Seal? A Reappraisal of Adoption Records in the United States, England, and New Zealand, 1851-1955


E. Wayne Carp


Pacific Lutheran University

2009

INTERNATIONAL ADVANCES IN ADOPTION RESEARCH FOR PRACTICE, Elsbeth Neil, Gretchen Wrobel, eds., Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell, 2009

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This chapter will first demonstrate that in the United States, England and New Zealand, adoption records were open during the first half of the twentieth century or, if sealed, that a majority of adopted adults were able to access them fairly easily; and second, reveal when, why and how adoption records came to be sealed.

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Keywords: adoption, adoption records, adopted adults, birth parents, adoptive parents

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Date posted: September 21, 2009  

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Carp, E. Wayne, How Tight Was the Seal? A Reappraisal of Adoption Records in the United States, England, and New Zealand, 1851-1955 (2009). INTERNATIONAL ADVANCES IN ADOPTION RESEARCH FOR PRACTICE, Elsbeth Neil, Gretchen Wrobel, eds., Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell, 2009. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1475804

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Pacific Lutheran University ( email )
Tacoma, WA 98447
United States
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