South Carolina’s expensive and discriminatory H.3775 is headed for a Senate vote. Contact senators and ask them to vote No.
The bill will shift the law in South Carolina and give birthparents silent veto rights over an adoptee’s original birth certificate—typically not allowing release, if at all, until well after 2030.
South Carolina does not give adult adoptees unrestricted access to their original birth certificates. It’s actually unclear how the state may respond to requests for access. Pending legislation in 2017 is seeking to amend the law to allow unrestricted access.