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?
Whatever identity you have worn or celebrated or endured during this past November of “adoption” awareness, please consider donating a bit to assist adult adoptees with DNA.
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.
I ask that you support this proposed legislation and that you decline to introduce legislation that fails to provide adult adoptees with the unrestricted right to obtain their own OBCs.