The bill requires psychological counseling, registration with an adoption registry, and consent by birth parents to release an original birth certificate. It also gives birth siblings veto power over release of the OBC.
Right the Ship is a failed personalized attempt for revenge, not a legitimate vehicle for reform. It’s time to end what has become a petty war against the AAC. It’s time to move on.
The latest in adoptee rights legislation, with sessions just getting started, in full swing, or even close to adjournment. New York and Florida are the big ones but others hang on to the promise of clean.
Two states, Illinois and Texas, have recently said they provide one copy—and only one—of the original birth certificate, no matter what happened to your first.
If you didn’t think a veto in New York would happen before, think again of what can happen today.
Two recently introduced bills in Missouri don’t make a lot of sense, plus it’s confusing as to why they are necessary or who is advocating for the changes.
You can tweet, post, yell, pray, or fill out an online form. But it’s now best to call. Tell Gov. Cuomo to veto A53036B.
The truth about Florida is this: no OBC access bill will get through the Florida legislature this session without legislators adding crippling and discriminatory restrictions. Ask questions. But insist on true answers.
Far from a copy of an original birth certificate, the document Pennsylvania adoptees actually receive today is so disappointing as to be laughable.
When you fact-check claims of anonymous people who tell adoptees to swallow inequality, the decision is easy. No to HB357. It’s yet another disaster.