Wisconsin’s Adoption Records Search Program is like a de facto extension of government tracking and surveillance, with birthparents its primary target.
A stripped down version of the Adoptee Citizenship Act has passed the House. But it’s not the actual ACA. It’s now an amendment to a much larger and unrelated bill.
Current numbers, an updated state map, and more info on each of the state legislative changes that developed over the past year. It’s what’s new in 2022.
The Arizona legislature enacted a new law in 2021 that blasted a hole into the middle of adoptee rights in the state. Whether you call that hole a gap, a pie hole, or a donut hole (as I do), it creates two unequal classes of adopted people in the state.
The Build Back Better bill contains provisions that could help millions of undocumented people, including some intercountry adoptees, though its impact is limited.
How Utah’s new law will work, or more likely not work, for Utah-born adoptees who want their own original birth certificates.
A tweak to the ‘immigration registry’ could help millions of undocumented people, including many intercountry adoptees. Here’s how it would work.
A resource for the hundreds of Florida adoptees who contact me and want to know how to get their own original birth certificates.
What Connecticut’s new law does and how adopted people and their descendants may apply for an original birth certificate.
More than 200 people joined state, national, and international adoptee-rights and adoption-reform organizations to say no to SB1831/HB2921.