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The False Hope of Sibling DNA Testing: I have had the opportunity of researching the orphanage histories of several girls that were shown to be "sisters" by DNA testing. In all of the cases the girls were found at locations far apart, and were given different birth and finding dates... Read More
Do Orphanages Really Want To Find Birth Parents?: Like most adoptive families, I have always assumed that the orphanage directors and staff were looking out for the best interests of the children in their facilities... Read More
Police Reports -- Why They Are Important, and Why They Are Not: As families seek to obtain pre-adoption history for their child, a common piece of documentation that is seemingly important is the so-called "police report". This one-page document is usually created soon after a child is found, and supposedly details the events surrounding a child's finding. It is almost always used by the orphanage as the basis for all future adoption paperwork, including the "certificate of abandonment" required to process the child internationally...