How a new equal rights law for Louisiana-born adult adopted people works.
Tennessee Dumps Its Contact Veto
Tennessee in 2022 eliminated its onerous and discriminatory contact veto, which had criminalized contact in the context of adoptions.
Vermont’s Equal Rights Law: A FAQ
A FAQ about how and when Vermont-born adoptees may apply for their own original birth certificates.
Arizona’s New Donut Hole Law: FAQ
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.
Utah’s Discriminatory Law: FAQ
How Utah’s new law will work, or more likely not work, for Utah-born adoptees who want their own original birth certificates.
Connecticut’s Equal Rights Law: FAQ
What Connecticut’s new law does and how adopted people and their descendants may apply for an original birth certificate.
Iowa’s New Redaction Law: FAQ
Where things stand today and how Iowa’s HF855 will work if it is ultimately enacted and implemented.