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An Adoptee-Focused Law Center

Original Birth Certificates

Some states recognize an adult adoptee's unrestricted right to access their own original birth certificates. I represent those who are denied that right.

Personal Information

Adult adoptees are entitled to their own personal information, which may include information that is in an agency, court, or other locations. I help adoptees get what's rightfully theirs.

Citizenship

Intercountry adoptees may not have received citizenship even after being adopted in the United States decades ago. That's wrong. I advocate to correct it.

The United States of OBC

Who Holds Your Truth?

I track of all of the state laws that restrict—or don't restrict—access to an original birth certificate. See the results here or view the interactive OBC map.

Latest News and Issues

Midterms and Adoptee Rights

As part of an upcoming gathering of national and local adoptee rights advocates in Austin, Texas, I am putting together resources on what to expect from key states after upcoming midterm elections.

Me and States and Stuff

Where we stand with state OBC laws, what I’m seeing and working on, and where things may be going from here.

Data, Information, and Interactive Maps on OBC Access