Bastard Nation Action Alert
Support Missouri HB 1599
Missouri adoptees need your help NOW!
UPDATE! It is not too late to get your support for HB 1599to the House Children and Families Committee. The bill received a hearing on February 2 but no vote was taken. The committee meets again on Tuesday February 9. The bill does not appear on the calendar, but we have heard it might be voted on that day. Read Bastard Nation’s submitted testimony here.
HB 1599 will be heard on Tuesday February 2, 2016 before the House Children and Families Committee. This is a clean bill that will restore access to all Missouri-born adoptees, without restrictions or conditions, their original birth certificates. The committee will meet at Noon in Room #1.
- The bill and its history is here.
- Under current law, adoptees can access their OBC only through court order. The current law is here.
Please submit your written testimony (especially if you are connected to Missouri) or letter of support for HB 1599 as written without restriction to bill sponsor Rep. Don Phillips and to committee members now. Your message need not be long. Let them know that the era of sealed birth certificates is over and that Missouri adoptees should be treated the same as the not adopted. Ask them to vote YES for HB 1599.
Below is the contact list for the House Committee on Children and Famlies.