Adopteeme's questions have got me thinking.
Okay......so why not put new laws into place from this point going forward? Why continue the sealing of ALL original birth certificates in a new era where the majority of situations do not warrant it? You don't have to un-do the past - and you can still have methods in place for situations where there is a need or desire for warranted confidentiality - but why should adoptees in open adoptions not have legal access to a documet that contains information they are fully aware of?
I'm tired of the "but what about the old promises?" Maybe if someone did a cost estimate of how much tax payers pay for the sealing - issuing of new documents, then maybe there would be more support and less disagreement? What if you only spent taxpayer money on protecting those that needed protection, and with the savings you supported children who haven't yet found permanent homes?
doodlebopfan while I strongly believe all adoptees deserve their O.B .C. and have since I first started reading about this years ago. I am from BSE, I now think just get it started...a foot in the door, if we have to start with from now on to get anything done then do t hat. At the maternity home I lived in for 23 weeks all the girls/women that lived there, about 30-35 , were given the opportunity before birth to fill out a contact form to be put in the file and after birth we had to confirm our contact wishes, NO ONE while I was there didn't wish to leave contact info. I think you and S.R. are correct few birth mothers would stand in the way of adoptees having their O.B.C.s
Answer by drfink at 4:37 PM on Oct. 18, 2009
Answer by Southernroots at 4:02 PM on Oct. 16, 2009
"but why should adoptees in open adoptions not have legal access to a documet that contains information they are fully aware of?"
I guess you have to make a case on why they want/need it? If the original document is considered null and void since you can only have one birth cert, what are you doing with the original.
I dont have my original drivers license but if I did, it would be null and void for many years.
I simply dont get it.
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