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Man’s efforts to find birth parents leads to legislation that eases access to adoption records

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    “You get this connection and you can finally fill in all the empty things that you couldn’t answer. How did I get my eyes? How did I get my hair? Why am I this height?”

    Jeffery Guillemette

    The 64-year-old Florida man, pictured above, was finally successful in his search for his biological parents. At right is a picture of his birth mother, Agnes Sugimoto, who died in 2007.

Jeffery Guillemette stood in Punchbowl cemetery earlier this month in what marked a reunion of sorts with his deceased mother, who 64 years ago had given him up for adoption shortly after giving birth to him at the Kapiolani Maternity and Gynecological Hospital. Read more

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