As genealogists, many of us believe we have a right to know who our ancestors were. Indeed, many of us just assume that all information about our parents, grandparents, and earlier generations should be made available at our fingertips. However, adoptees face big challenges and those conceived through artificial insemination face even bigger obstacles.
An article by Rebecca Taylor in the LifeNews.com web site says, "Imagine if you were purposely denied one half of your story by a powerful industry that runs on anonymity. And what if when you pointed out the intentional injustice, you were told that you should shut-up and simply be grateful for your life."
Alana S. Newman, founder of AnonymousUs.org, is bravely standing up for the rights of those intentionally denied what she believes is a fundamental right: the right to a relationship with one’s biological parents. You can read the moving story about Newman's fight at http://goo.gl/7mvfe.