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Over a million adopted persons in the U.S. are denied access to their original birth certificates.


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Initial post: Apr 17, 2009 6:08:26 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 17, 2009 6:12:19 AM PDT
Anne Bauer says:
For those who are not aware, civil rights are being denied to adult adopted individuals across 42 states in America. All Americans, adopted or not, have a right to access government records which pertain to themselves. However, in 42 states in America, adult adoptees do not have the same rights to their own information as every other non-adopted adult. Adult adoptees are being denied access to their own original birth certificates while all other adults who are not adopted enjoy full access to their own original birth certificates.
This is discrimination.
Adult adoptees should have the same rights as every other adult citizen in the U.S.
This issue needs to come before the Supreme Court so they can find that every state law that prohibits adult adoptees access to their own records are unconstitutional. And then make a ruling overturning every state law that is denying rights to adult adoptees. Every adult in America, adopted or not, should have the "same rights to their own information." That is what this country, the United States of America is supposed to be about after all!
For more information about this important subject please visit my website's resource page www.adopteesvoice.com
Anne Bauer
Author of The Sound of Hope: A True Story of an Adoptee's Quest for her Origins

Posted on Sep 13, 2010 10:45:36 AM PDT
SM says:
Ann,

You are so right ! Please know we here in Michigan who were adopted have been trying to change the law through Legislation and amazingly are being opposed by Childrens Services, the very place that adopts infants out (even though the law was changed allowing "open" adoptions some decades ago -- we, who were adopted in this gap from like 1942 to 1984 are denied our ORIGIANAL BIRTH CERTIFICATES. For me, if it is not too late already, which is possible, I will never know who my Biological Father is as he is not listed on the BCertificate and the only one who knows is my Bio. Mom, and if she passes before I am able to contact her, I will NEVER know who's genes I carry. So sad and unjust.

Murph
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