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Thursday, June 13, 2013

Bill giving adoptees their birth certificates passes N.J. Senate panel

I was moved after reading about NJ Senator Allen's apology to adult adoptees before she voted in favor of the bill to allow adult adoptees access to their own original information. She said, "It's a civil rights issue and it's appalling to me we treat people this poorly.  We have made them a separate class, an inferior class, because they were adopted. How absurd is that?"
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Now we need Gov. Christie to approve it!


  1. I can't even believe that sealing records was ever considered to be a good idea. It makes me so sad to know that there are thousands of people out there who are so in the dark - just because a system thought it was a good idea. So sad.

    Definitely a civil rights issue - how is this in any way fair?

    I'm glad that they voted in favor of the bill!

    1. And I just added you to my own blogroll, so I look forward to reading future posts! :)

  2. Thank you Alicia for your comments. This bill has passed before in NJ, but Gov. Christie vetoed it :(
    He has a sister who is adopted and this has affected his decision on this matter. It truly is a civils rights issue because I as an adult adopted individual, do not have the same rights and access to the same information as other adult non-adopted individuals do have. Let's hope this time around he approves the bill!

  3. Hi again Anne - I nominated you for a blogging award ... feel free to participate! :)