ERIC Number: ED178220
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Jul-14
Reference Count: 0
Task Force on Confidentiality in the Adoption Program: A Report to the California State Department of Health.
This report contains the findings and recommendations of a task force established to develop a comprehensive statement regarding the confidentiality of adoption records and to define the scope of information (background and/or identifying) to be shared with birth parents prior to placement of a child for adoption, adoptive parents at the time of placement, and adoptees upon request. The introductory section of the report contains a description of the events leading up to the formation of the task force and a brief statement of task force objectives. Section 2 presents a list of the 24 task force members. In Section 3, issues which shaped the general background of task force discussions are delineated. The 14 major findings of the task force are enumerated in Section 4 and the reactions of selected birth parents to these findings are presented in Section 5. Section 6 contains recommendations made by the task force in four areas: (1) access to nonidentifying information, (2) access to identifying information, (3) adoption records, and (4) registration system. Section 7 contains a summary statement. (JMB)
Publication Type: Reports - General; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California State Dept. of Health, Sacramento.
Identifiers: California; Recommendations