First/Birth Parent Rights

Adoption in America Today: The Good, the Bad, and a Path to Reform

This presentation outlines key issues and The Donaldson Adoption Institute's vision of a path to much-needed reform.

Author: The Donaldson Adoption Institute

Published: July 2016

Safeguarding the Rights and Well-Being of Birthparents in the Adoption Process

This study represents the most thorough, intensive and sophisticated effort to date to understand contemporary infant adoption, particularly as it relates to the least-understood and most-stigmatized participants in the process: the women and men usually termed "birthparents."

Author: Susan Smith

Published: November 2006