Ending Shame & Secrecy: A Discussion About Adoptee Rights With Rich Uhrlaub
In this episode, adoptee and activist Rich Uhrlaub addresses the ways that adoptees in many states don't have the same legal rights as the non-adopted. He tells us why original birth certificates were sealed in the closed adoption era, and what the ripple effects have been for adoptive families functioning in shame and secrecy. Long involved in the issue of adoptee rights, Rich was a pivotal player in getting birth records opened to adoptees in his state of Colorado, promoting instead truth and transparency. Great insights for adoptive parents on how to help adopted children answer life's 3 biggest questions.