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Concerned United Birthparents substantiation of notability[edit]

Open records: Movements to unseal adoption records for adopted citizens proliferated along with increased acceptance of illegitimacy. In the United States, Jean Paton founded Orphan Voyage in 1954, and Florence Fisher founded the Adoptees' Liberty Movement Association (ALMA) in 1971, calling sealed records "an affront to human dignity.".[156] While in 1975, Emma May Vilardi created the first mutual-consent registry, the International Soundex Reunion Registry (ISRR), allowing those separated by adoption to locate one another.[157] and Lee Campbell and other birthmothers established CUB (Concerned United Birthparents). Similar ideas were taking hold globally with grass-roots organizations like Parent Finders in Canada and Jigsaw in Australia. In 1975, England and Wales opened records on moral grounds.[158] (wiki)

Regina G. Kunzel, Fallen Women, Problem Girls: Unmarried Mothers and the Professionalization of Social Work, 1890-1945 (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1993).

Judith S. Modell, Kinship With Strangers: Adoption and Interpretations of Kinship in American Culture (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1994).

Rickie Solinger, Beggars and Choosers: How the Politics of Choice Shapes Adoption, Abortion, and Welfare in the United States (New York: Hill and Wang, 2001).

Rickie Solinger, Wake Up Little Susie: Single Pregnancy and Race Before Roe V. Wade (New York: Routledge, 1992).

Confidentiality and Sealed Records

Janine M. Baer, Growing in the Dark: Adoption Secrecy and Its Consequences (Xlibris Corporation, 2004).

E. Wayne Carp, Family Matters: Secrecy and Disclosure in the History of Adoption (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1998).

Elizabeth J. Samuels, “The Idea of Adoption: An Inquiry Into the History of Adult Adoptee Access to Birth Records,” Rutgers Law Review (Winter 2001):367-436.

Arthur D. Sorosky, Annette Baran, and Reuben Pannor, The Adoption Triangle: Sealed or Opened Records: How They Affect Adoptees, Birth Parents, and Adoptive Parents (San Antonio: Corona Publishing, 1978).

Katarina Wegar, Adoption, Identity and Kinship: The Debate over Sealed Birth Records (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1997).

Lee Campbell was engaged by President Jimmy Carter to be on the committee for the Model State Adoption Act of 1980 because of her publicity in news publications, radio and television media. Oversight hearing on model state adoption act: Hearing before the Subcommittee on Select Education of the Committee on Education and Labor, House of ... held in Washington, D.C. on May 14, 1980 [Paperback] United States. Congress. House. Committee on Education and Labor. Subcommittee on Select Education (Author)

According to the National Council For Adoption they formed in 1980 as a response to keep the Model State Act of Adoption from passing. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Leightyler (talkcontribs) 23:08, 11 August 2013 (UTC)

Concerend United Birthparents aka CUB[edit]

I have been a member of CUB on and off since the late 1970's. I am an adoptee. I feel the CUB organization has and continues to be in the forefront in the adoption triangle. They fight for rights of adoptees to have their original birth is an extremely important document that we are entitled to have in our possession. I have been one of the lucky ones that was able to obtain my original birth certificate along with all the court documentation as it pertains to my adoption. Over the years I have been in and out of CUB I have met some of the best people involved in the adoption triangle....adoptees, adoptive parents and birth mothers. Having CUB on Wikipedia would be the best move you could make. There are so many people that use Wikipedia as a resource for information. Please keep CUB listed in this site....for adoptees, birthparents, adoptive parents and anyone who wants information about CUB is a MUST!

CUB has helped many people over the years...they have chapters all over the country so people can meet and tall/listen to has been instrumental to many people over the years.

Thank you for reading my plea and understanding the CUB organization. Ritak622 (talk) 00:04, 12 August 2013 (UTC)

Every Wikipedia article needs reliable, independent sources to show that the subject is notable. Try to find coverage of the group in newspapers or magazines: see WP:IRS for more information on good sources. If there aren't good sources, the article will be deleted. Howicus (talk) 00:08, 12 August 2013 (UTC)

Concerned United Birthparents (CUB) is relevant and noteworthy[edit]

CUB has been cited in many books as a national organization that supports all members of the adoption triad and as an organization to be contacted by those in the triad who are looking for support in their search for identity and reunion with birth family. Here are some links to verifiable, objective sources.

The resources section of the website for author/filmmaker Ann Fessler. She cites CUB as a national organization

This link is to author Nancy Verrier's website. She is a well known author in the adoption community with 2 books, "The Primal Wound" and "Coming Home to Self" She lists CUB as one of the sites she likes

The Australian Journal of Adoption

Huffinton Post video where a birthmother mentions CUB several times

Associated Press article posted in mentions CUB. This article was also run in Huffington Post

From the University of Oregon's Adoption History Project 

From the Harvard University Library, from their section on "The History of Women in America" (talk) 01:15, 12 August 2013 (UTC)Christy11946

CUB is relevant[edit]

CUB members make history and contribute to current work in adoption reform. CUB members contributed to a book by Ann Fessler, The Girls Who Went Away

That work sparked radio and tv interviews including the Dan Rather Reports; Adopted or Abducted

Also, CUB members contributed to Elizabeth J. Sammuels's work as written here;

Bjaffe10 (talk) 05:21, 15 August 2013 (UTC)

A note to those above[edit]

Hey, just a quick note, if you want your arguments for keeping this page to be heard, I'd suggest making them at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Concerned United Birthparents, where the main discussion is taking place. Howicus (talk) 15:01, 15 August 2013 (UTC)