On January 15, 2020, at 12:01am I will update the adoptee rights map to show the unrestricted status of New York. Wanna be there when I do?
I support the unrestricted release of identifying information. I do not support mixing that all up and calling it an OBC under a different name.
An updated list of questions and answers about the Weprin/Montgomery Bill, which was finally passed in the New York Assembly on June 20, 2019
With pressure to amend a Texas bill to add discriminatory provisions, it’s unclear if STAR will now “wink” and let it happen.
Clean bills have made it out of the first legislative “funnel”—a deadline in Iowa for bills to be voted out of committee.
Help draft a clean Minnesota bill that provides an unrestricted right for all adult adoptees to obtain their own original birth records upon request.
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.
In order to settle questions and rumors, I’ve laid out some quick answers to what I’ve seen, heard, and been privy to with current New York adoptee rights legislation.
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.
If proposed legislation in Florida does not preserve a clean and unrestricted right to an OBC, then it will strip away rights from those who have already held them for decades.