It's my belief that a state should not pass legislation which excludes one group of citizens from the same rights that (non-adoptive) citizens possess. Open records is a civil rights issue.
Our own US surgeon general has said family medical history IS important.
www.hhs.gov/familyhistory. My family doctor has said UP TO one third of common diseases can run in families.
MOST birthparents want to be found. In the past year (thru May, 2009) in Oregon an open records state- 10,189 records have been ordered by OR adoptees. The number of parents who submitted a contact preference form asking for NO contact? 85. http://www.oregon.gov/DHS/ph/chs/order/58update.shtml#05312009
Where do you stand on the adoptees right to access our true record of birth?
Answer by NovemberLove at 2:01 PM on Sep. 19, 2009
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Answer by adopteeme at 12:03 PM on Sep. 18, 2009
In what other circumstances do laws protect in such a matter. Well we had a girl yell rape this week in NY. gang rape actually. the names and pictures of all five males have been splashed about, but the woman's name has been protected even though we now know that her accusations were false.
I don't like the way the states have blanket blocked all adoption information, but there are circumstances where privacy does need to be protected. Oregon is probably setting the standard for the future. In other words, it is not all about you. The rights of the other two people also need to be evaluated.
Answer by Anonymous at 12:57 PM on Sep. 18, 2009
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