Original birth certificates were sealed to Oregon adoptees in 1957.
On November 3, 1998, Oregon voters approved Measure 58 – The Adoptee Rights Initiative, which reversed the retroactive sealed records law of 1957 and restores original birth certificate access to adult adoptees born in Oregon.
Bastard Goddesses: M58 petitioner Helen Hll and Bastard Nation co-founder Shea Grimm: They made history happen
Read about how it happened:
Adoption Politics: Bastard Nation and Ballot Measure 58 by E. Wayne Carp
On the cover of Rolling Stone
The Bastard Chroniclese, pt 2, March 1, 2001
by Randall Sullivan
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