Adult Adoptees over the age of 18 should have the unilateral right to access their original Birth Certificates because it is their truth, their history and their lives. Bastard Nation, CARE, The Evan B Donaldson Adoption Institute, the American Adoption Congress, Concerned United Birthparents and Adoptee Rights, plus many more groups, support adoptee access to the OBC as well. Adoptees Should Have the Right to View Their Adoption Records. In the years that followed, there have been no reports that the privacy of birth mothers has been violated as the result of Ballot Initiative 58. Most recently, the number of birth certificates issued to adopted adults has increased to .
Adopted Child's Right to Information as to Biological Parents. States that have such registries include Pennsylvania (Act 1984-195 and 28 Pa. Code 1.49), Colorado (C.R.S. 19-5-305 (2008), Florida, and Rhode Island. This is not an exhaustive list and other states may have similar registries as well. Most people have common decency. Some, of course, do not. There are a small number of adoptees who will refuse to leave their biological parent alone if they do not have interest in contact. And while a few attempts at contact over the course of a period of time should not raise a cause for concern, Author: Tom Andriola.
It is critical to, and should belong to, the adoptee, according to Lestino herself. Regarding “onlookers,” no one is proposing or ever has suggested making any adoption records open to the public. Lestino is right in saying that those involved should control their own stories and lives. Should Adult Adoptees Have Access to Their Birth Records? 11/09/2015 01:39 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017 Costco Connections, a publication of the discount variety store chain, provided a venue for pro and con essays on the right of adopted adults, which many states deny, to Author: Mirah Riben.