Adoptees' Liberty Movement Association (ALMA)

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Adoptees' Liberty Movement Association (ALMA)

A search organization, which primarily provides information to adopted adults or birthparents seeking each other.

Founded in 1971 by an adult adopted person, Florence Fisher, ALMA membership today includes adopted persons over age 18, birthparents of adopted persons over age 18, birthparents of adopted minor children (ALMA will not provide search assistance to birthparents searching for minor children), foster children, and adoptive parents. Other birth relatives are also eligible for membership, for example, birth grandparents and birth siblings.

The organization is based in New York and has chapters nationwide; ALMA assists adopted persons, adoptive parents and birthparents when the child is over age 18.

The association is also active in lobbying for OPEN RECORDS (availability of the original unamended birth certificate) and is opposed to sealed records.

A "reunion registry," a databank of information on adopted persons and birthparents, is operated by ALMA. The databank includes such information as the sex of the child, birth date and birthplace and can be used to assist ALMA members who are searching for their genetic antecedents.

The organization also publishes The ALMA Searchlight, the organizational newsletter. As of this writing, new members also receive a copy of The Official ALMA Searchers' Guide.

For more information, contact

Adoptees' Liberty Movement Association
P.O. Box 727
Radio City Station
New York, NY 10101
(212) 581-1568

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Scott - 3 years ago
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I worked with the founder Florence Fisher in 1981 to find my Birth Mother and later to find my Birth Father. I can't thank Florence and her team enough for all of the incredible support I received with finding out the truth. I am so glad to learn that they are still so active so that I now have a chance to lend a hand. I encourage everyone searching to keep on! It is a great blessing and freedom to know the truth. Don't try to do this alone. Reach out for support. All the very best to you! #1
jean - 3 years ago
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I am very frustrated and angry . I will be 80 years old in september. I feel there are so many issues that violate my civil rights. I was adopted in missouri and as you probably know their books are sealed. I hope that some of the anguish that these lawmakers cause will rub off on them. It is so unfair for a child then adult should have to go through this. I welcome any help. THanks. #2
Barbara - 3 years ago
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I was adopted in Elkton Maryland in 1960 by the Kellers and would like to find my biological parents or any siblings. My workers name was Fisher. #3
lee - 4 years ago
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Are birth records still sealed in Arkansas and Tennessee? #4

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