A resource for the hundreds of Florida adoptees who contact me and want to know how to get their own original birth certificates.
This time, I will jump in a frozen Minnesota lake and donate $500 to charity if I am wrong.
The updated report covers the beginning of Florida adoption law in 1885 and provides a more than 100-year timeline of adoptee rights in the state.
Remaining genuine equal rights bills are trying to get attention while a pandemic closes down capitols. Here’s a legislative update.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.