With pressure to amend a Texas bill to add discriminatory provisions, it’s unclear if STAR will now “wink” and let it happen.
A new report on Texas laws related to original birth certificates, published by the Texas Adoptee Rights Coalition.
Two states, Illinois and Texas, have recently said they provide one copy—and only one—of the original birth certificate, no matter what happened to your first.
Texas law does not provide adult adoptees unrestricted access to their own original birth certificates. An adult adoptee must petition the court in which the adoption occurred for release of an OBC, though adoptees who are at least 18 years of age may obtain a non-certified copy of their OBC if they already know the names of their birth parents.