State-based legislative advocacy groups in the United States that are currently active or have been active recently on legislation affecting adult adoptees’ rights to original birth certificates. Click on markers for more information about the specific groups working in each state—information will appear under the map. See the interactive OBC maps to understand the color-coding of individual states. Note: map functionality is best on a desktop or tablet.
US OBC Access General
Adoptee Rights Organizations II
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Will not support or accept compromised legislation on OBC access rights
Does not have a publicly stated position on whether it would support or accept compromised legislation on OBC access rights
Has agreed to or supported compromised legislation on OBC access rights in its most recent legislative work
Refers to legislative advocacy work in the organization’s own state. Some organizations, even if they do not have a public position on compromise, have nevertheless expressed support for compromised legislation in other states.
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