Adoption Reform

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History

Since the early 1900’s, adoptees have remained quietly accepting their place in this country as second class citizens. Those stripped of their heredity and ancestry and expected to appreciate that which has been done to them for supposedly a better life without their biological parents. We say that we will accept that no more. We want to be treated as every other American and we want our OBC, our ORIGINAL BIRTH CERTIFICATE. Not a falsified, altered, or amended document that states that those adoptive parents who took us in and raised us are our biological parents.

We Want Reform

Groups of adoptees and those speaking out for reform are in progress in many states. If you want to participate and help bring about change for adoptees concerning obtaining their original birth certificates, please find your state organization below.

Organizations for Reform

Below is a list of US states where reform is currently being discussed and drafted. If your state does not have an active web link and you know of one that exists, please send an email with the information for inclusion.

Alabama – Adoptee Access

Alaska – Adoptee Access

Arizona

Arkansas

California – California Open
Colorado – Adoptee Access Adoptees in Search

Connecticut – www.AccessConnecticut.org

Delaware – Partial or Restricted Adoptee Access

Florida

Georgia – www.AdopteeRightsGA.org

Hawaii – Adoption Circle of Hawaii

Idaho

Illinois – Partial or Restricted Adoptee Access

Indiana – www.IndianaHear.org Indiana Facebook Page

Iowa – Iowa Adoptee & Family Coalition

Kansas – Adoptee Access

Kentucky

Louisiana

Maine – Adoptee Access

Maryland – Access Maryland

Massachusetts – www.OBCforMA.org Massachusetts Facebook Page

Michigan

Minnesota – Minnesota Coalition for Adoption Reform

Mississippi

Missouri – Missouri Adoptee Rights Movement

Montana – Partial or Restricted Adoptee Access The Adoption Mandala

Nebraska

Nevada

New Hampshire – Adoptee Access

New Jersey – Adoptee Access begins in 2017

New Mexico

New York – www.UnsealedInitiative.org

North Carolina

North Dakota

Ohio – Partial or Restricted Adoptee Access AdoptionNetwork.org

Oklahoma – FaceBook Page

Oregon

Pennsylvania – www.PensylvaniaAdopteeRights.org

Rhode Island – Adoptee Access

South Carolina

South Dakota

Tennessee – Partial or Restricted Adoptee Access

Texas – www.TexasAdopteeRights.org

Utah

Vermont – Partial or Restricted Adoptee Access

Virginia

Washington – Partial or Restricted Adoptee Access

West Virginia

Wisconsin

Wyoming