Bills in Arizona, Idaho, and Tennessee are up for consideration in committee this week, plus bills in Iowa and Mississippi are facing critical deadlines.
Adoptee rights bills are being heard in numerous committees this week. Here’s what is on those agendas as well as recommended actions.
Remaining genuine equal rights bills are trying to get attention while a pandemic closes down capitols. Here’s a legislative update.
Nearly all adoptees in Tennessee who are 21 years of age have unrestricted access to their their “adoption records,” which should include original birth certificates. The only exception to unrestricted access is for an adult adoptee whose birth parent was a victim of rape or incest—in such cases the written consent of the birth parent is required for release of records.