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We have a closed adoption. Our kids have an ugly past to say

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We have a closed adoption. Our kids have an ugly past to say the least, but a book was written, and a photo of them was used in the book, without any written consent from us. I need to know if there is any recourse that I can take? In all other instances (documentaries, etc), their faces have been blurred, but this book was published and is also available online with their images. Birth parents have no rights to the children, and we have a closed adoption.
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  Phillips Esq. replied 5 months ago.

You would need to demand that all copies of the book be recalled and the photo taken before the book is republished. Otherwise, you can get an Attorney who handles civil litigation to file lawsuit against the author and publisher for violation of privacy and for trying to make money from the picture without your consent.

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