Adoption Search Consultants of Maine
Finally a petition to Congress asking that adoptees should be allowed to have
their original BIRTH CERTIFICATES
ASCME is a volunteer, non-profit organization dedicated to informing, educating and supporting those touched by adoption. Adoption Search Consultants of Maine was formed over 20 years ago by Mina Bicknell, birth mother, and a group of former members of Orphan Voyage. Mina's hard work and commitment inspired the organization for many years. After her death in 1993 ASCME was changed to Mina Bicknell Adoption Resource Center as a tribute to Mina. At that time the members of MBARC had a vision of expanding MBARC's role into a much larger organization which included many other types of resources that would be available to the triad. A valiant attempt was made but in 1999 the organization collapsed leaving Helen Slocum and Peter Jensen as sole administration for MBARC. The decision to bring back Mina's original name ASCME better reflects what this small organization does which is to support and help guide triad members who are preparing or who are already searching. Helen and Peter remain committed to ASCME thanks in part to Mina's inspiration.
Wanda and Helen reunited on June7, 1997 after 31 years.
Their incredible reunion story
ADOPTION RECORDS IN MAINE ARE OPEN TO ANY ADOPTEE
WHOSE ADOPTION WAS FINALIZED BEFORE AUGUST 8, 1953
NEW ADOPTION SUPPORT GROUP ORGANIZED
OVERVIEW of MAINE ADOPTION INFORMATION
Maine has a mutual consent registry maintained by the State Registrar of Vital Statistics
to facilitate contact between adoptees (age 18), adoptive parents of adoptees under age 18, and birth parents. For registry information, contact:
Maine State Adoption Reunion Registry
Division of Vital Records
221 State Street
Augusta, Maine 04333
ADOPTION RELATED COUNSELING SERVICES
Luwana N Dyer NCC, LCPC-C
465 Main St - Suite 205
Lewiston Maine 02420
MAINE REUNION REGISTRIES & RESOURCES
TAMMY'S ADOPTION SEARCH PAGE
KATHY'S MAINE REGISTRY ONLINE
ASCME'S MAIL IN REUNION REGISTRY
BOOTH BABIES MATERNITY HOMES ADOPTION REGISTRY
New Hampshire Search Help
AMERICAN ADOPTION CONGRESS
MAINE CHILDREN'S HOME FOR LITTLE
"The Maine Children's Home builds and strengthens families and their children, instilling hope for the future and a better quality of life."
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OTHER INFORMATIVE SITES
"The Same Smile"
Susan Mello Souza
Birthmother Trauma and Adoptee Trauma
INTERNATIONAL SOUNDEX REUNION REGISTRY
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