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
Author of The Sound of Hope: A True Story of an Adoptee's Quest for her Origins
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