I help adoptees navigate the legal challenges in obtaining original birth certificates and other identifying information. I also work to develop broader legal strategies to challenge and upend a legal framework that operates to deny adoptees their basic and fundamental truths.
If you are an adult adoptee seeking your truth, contact me to see if I can help. If you are an adult intercountry adoptee with citizenship issues related to your adoption, contact me about your issues. If you are a lawyer who wishes to join me in developing a broader legal strategy to challenge the secrecy of birth and adoption records, contact me to see if we can work together toward that end.
Legal advocacy to establish an unrestricted right to the original birth certificate is not easy. As an attorney, I certainly know that the laws vary from state to state and that legislative action is the best hope to secure equality for all adoptees. As an adoptee myself, however, I am committed to use the law in whatever way I can to to ensure equality: that an adult adoptee has a right to obtain his or her original birth certificate upon request, without discriminatory conditions or restrictions.
—Gregory D. Luce, Founder/Attorney
United States of OBC
I’m trying to determine the rate of success or failure in getting what’s yours. Let me know if you have ever requested your original birth certificate or any other adoptee-related information. Read more about the project here or participate now by submitting your information confidentially through the OBC Tracker.