An Iowa bill has another problem: who actually gets the OBC? Everyone in the family, including the family dog? And which “family?”
With pressure to amend a Texas bill to add discriminatory provisions, it’s unclear if STAR will now “wink” and let it happen.
A new report on Texas laws related to original birth certificates, published by the Texas Adoptee Rights Coalition.
An amended Florida bill does absolutely nothing and, in doing nothing, actually makes things worse.
Take action today. Contact members of a Florida subcommittee to request a “NO” vote on HB597.
Clean bills have made it out of the first legislative “funnel”—a deadline in Iowa for bills to be voted out of committee.
Quick and honest answers to questions you may have about the Weprin/Montgomery Bill, a clean adoptee rights bill in New York that I support.
Florida HB597 requires reunion with a birthparent before an adult adoptee can even apply for the OBC. That’s not at all a “small step” forward.
Help draft a clean Minnesota bill that provides an unrestricted right for all adult adoptees to obtain their own original birth records upon request.
We is almost always exclusive, and it is defined by those who speak it. Who are “we” overlooking in adoptee rights?