As we move into a critical period in many state legislative sessions—and as the U.S. Congress essentially moves forward with a new session—here’s where we stand and what all of us can do today.
Mandating a single solution in the form of a badly thought-through integrated birth certificate? That’s wrong, and I reject it.
Overview of COVID-19 issues that may impact adopted people beyond the immediate threat to a person’s health, community, and economic safety.
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.