Next Generation Indie Book Award Finalist for Autobiography/Memoirs (2009)

Editor’s Choice award and Rising Star Designation and is now part of Barnes & Noble’s Special Collections, “Catch A Rising Star”, a page dedicated to finding Up-And-Coming Authors.

"...Her story is unforgettable." -Kathleen Daley for the Star-Ledger

"Bauer’s yearning to understand her past the journey of her search and the resulting complexities make for captivating storytelling..... Bauer is able to make a personal narrative feel like a universal truth." ForeWord Review

Saturday, February 4, 2012

June 24, 2011: Governor Christie conditionally vetoes Adoptees’ Birthright Bill

Governor Christie conditionally vetoes Adoptees’ Birthright Bill
as reported on

"Morristown, NJ, June 24rd, 2011 – NJCARE and the nationwide adoption community are shocked and
dismayed that Governor Christie conditionally vetoed the Adoptee’s Birthright Bill, S799 on Thursday. S799
would have allowed adult adoptees to receive a copy of their original birth certificates upon request. It would
have offered past relinquishing parents a full year following enactment to request removal of their name and
address from the copy of the original birth certificate released to the requesting party. Governor Christie has
chosen instead to turn his back on the rights of New Jersey adopted citizens.

I still haven't heard any updates and really what does "conditionally vetoes" this bill even mean? Either you veto it or you don't.  Been waiting for news as to what this conditionally veto means.   I guess in the meantime I still can't access my original birth certificate!  Seems kinda silly that a 45 year old citizen in America is not allowed to know what name was on their original birth certificate.  This is the reason I wrote my memoir, not so much for the adoption community who are aware of the limitations placed on adult adoptees, but for the general public in order to raise awareness of a civil rights issue they don't even know exists within the adoption community!
Where are you civil rights activists???  We need you!!!

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