I just discovered a handy printable guide to the rules in every U.S. state regarding access to original birth certificates. Available at adopteerightscoalition.com, the chart/poster presents details on every U.S. state You can either download it, and view as a pdf file or print it.
The Adoptee Rights Coalition is a group that “supports legislation that will give all adopted adults unconditional restored access to their own birth certificates.” The Coalition holds rallies across the county, and its site is chock full of information on adoptee rights, and legislation.
If you’re interested in the cause of equal access for adoptees, there are several ways to get involved. First, consider attending the Adoptee Rights Demonstration scheduled for August 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia. More details on this event will be posted at adopteerightscoalition.com as they become available.
Can’t make it to Atlanta? No problem, there are other ways to get involved. The Adoptee Rights Coalition also hosts writing campaigns “to inform all state legislatures of the urgency of unsealing our records to restore the equality of adoptees in the United States. ”
As with most non-profits, the group could also use financial donations to keep the cause alive. There is a Paypal button on the website! For more ways to help, visit http://www.adopteerightscoalition.com/p/help-arc.html .
Civil rights should extend to all humans, and I am happy to focus on a group that is working to assure that adoptees are finally recognized and reunited with their truth!
Blessings for access and reunion,