BASTARD NATION ADOPTEE RIGHTS CHANTS
Our records, our rights!
Open minds, open records!
Sealed records are secrets and lies!
Are you adopted? Are you sure?
Adoptee rights are civil rights!
No more secrets, no more lies!
Bastards will not compromise!
Open records for adult adoptees!
Bastards of the world unite,
You have nothing to lose but your shame!
What do we want?
When do we want it?
And we won’t quit
‘Til open records is what we git!
[Alaska] has open records!
Why don’t we?!
[Kansas, Oregon, Alabama, England, Scotland, Germany, Mexico, Argentina, S. Korea, Finland, Sweden…]
Bastards, Bastards, proud are we!
Say the name;
Erase the shame.
Our rights and records we’ll reclaim!
Out of the shadows and into the light.
They’re our records, they’re our rights!
My dog has a pedigree —
What about *my* identity?
To you, it’s Vital Statistics.
To us, it’s “None of your business!”
The Bastard Nation March
I don’t know, but I’ve been told
Bill Pierce has been bought and sold.
NCFA is a shill.
They won’t win but Bastards will!
We will fight
For our rights!
We will fight for our rights,
Billy Pierce is running scared.
He did not think that we dared
To stand right up and say out loud
We are Bastards and we’re proud!
Billy Pierce is on the run.
Bastard Nation’s just begun.
NCFA’s got a fight.
Open records is our right!
Oregon has led the way
[We are Bastards, we don’t play]
Alabama’s next, hooray!
NCFA is perplexed
Because they’re wondering,
WHO IS NEXT?
What’s the latest word we hear?
Billy P’s out on his ear.
Bastards drove him mad, they say.
They had to carry Bill away.