The debate over open birth records

    In 44 U.S. states birth records are sealed and such laws have been the subject of debate for years. Those opposed to making birth records available to the public argue that it would be an invasion of privacy and discourage adoption. Advocates, whose ranks include many adult adoptees, say the need to know ones identity superceeds the need for privacy. Our guests are ADAM PERTMAN of the Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute and CHUCK JOHNSON of the National Council for Adoption. Listen to the mp3

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