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An Adoptee-Driven Law Center

Original Birth Certificates

Some states recognize adult adoptees' unrestricted right to obtain a copy of their own original birth certificates. I represent those who are denied that right.

Citizenship

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

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.

The United States of OBC

Who Holds Your Truth?

I track state laws that restrict—or don't restrict—an adult adoptee's right to obtain an original birth certificate. See the list of states here or interact with the OBC maps.

Latest News and Issues

Immigration Proclamation: What You Need to Know

The American Immigration Lawyers Association has released the following information about the recent Presidential Proclamation related to suspension of certain immigration classes to the United States.

How Will COVID-19 Issues Affect Me?

Overview of COVID-19 issues that may impact adopted people beyond the immediate threat to a person’s health, community, and economic safety.

The OBC: Data, Information, and Maps