The search for an adopted child’s birth parents can be a long, arduous and emotional process. It may be difficult to find proper records and trace parents’ prior movements in order to find them. However, one state is close to passing a law that will ostensibly make the process easier. According to a recent NJ.com report, the New Jersey legislature is moving quickly to approve a bill that would give adopted people their original birth certificates. However, it is yet to be determined if Gov. Chris Christie will sign the bill into law.
Although Father’s Day is many months away, there are a number of unmarried fathers who are not in their children’s lives or do not see them on a regular basis. They may be estranged from the children’s mother or they may be incarcerated. Whatever the reason, fathers may not have the type of access to kids that will ensure a strong relationship with them.