Monday, April 11, 2011

Keeping Up with PA Adoption Legislation

Check out this site solely dedicated to tracking PA adoption legislation: The Pennsylvania Adoptee News Blog.

Currently we are hoping that House Bill 963, which restores access to original birth certificates to adopted adults, gets through. It's a "clean" bill, meaning not a bill with lots of restrictions for access such as requiring birth parent consent forms, special court orders, or that adoptees must be born before a certain year before they can get their birth certificates. Right now it's stalled because rumor has it the General Assembly is focusing on education and taxes. Necessary issues, yes, but we can't let the adoptee rights issue get ignored. Please visit the site above for information on writing or calling your representative. 

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