ADDENDA: Guys, word on the street is that the NY atrocity is coming up for a vote any day now. This would be disastrous for adoptee rights and would have long term consequences not only for NY adoptees but potentially adoptees in other states. Despite the shitty veto bill in MO, we have potentially some good momentum coming out of this session with Hawaii and MA. Let’s not lose that with what is the worst so-called access bill I’ve seen in probably 20 years. Please see the AA and tweet opportunities and let’s try to shut this sucker down….. Shea Grimm
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BASTARD NATION ACTION ALERT!!
CALLING ALL BASTARDS!
NEW YORK A2901c
- Redacted birth certificates
- Court ordered release at broad judicial discretion
- Confidential Intermediary search and consent system
- Biological and adoptive parent permission
Bastard Nation OPPOSES New York Bill A2901c which contains amended language that violates both the rights and dignity of New York’s adult adoptees.
Bill A2901c creates a bureaucratic, nightmarish Disclosure Veto/redaction system administered by the adoption court system, mandates confidential intermediary searches by the state, and requires judges to consider the wishes of the adoptive parents of adult adoptees when deliberating granting access to requests for copies of original birth certificates by adult adoptees. The amended language is an affront to all adoptees.
Both New York sponsoring organizations have issued statements in opposition to the amended bill. We join them and urge you to write the New York Assembly members and request a “NO” vote.
Subject Line: NO to A2901c
Re: NO to A2901c
Honorable Assembly member,
Originally submitted as a bill which would allow adult adoptees to access their original birth certificate in the same manner as the non-adopted; the bill was unacceptably amended on June 14, 2015.
Although I appreciate the work of the author and all sponsors, I request that you vote “No” on A2901c. The amended version requires adult adoptees to have a court order, obtain the biological parents’ permission to access their OBC, allows judges to refuse release based upon concerns for one’s adoptive parents, allows for the redaction/defacement of original birth certificates, and requires the use of an expensive intermediary system. These are unacceptable infringements upon an adult adoptee’s rights to due process and equal treatment under the law .