They are now calling open records - as opposed to mutual consent registries - "mandatory" openness!
man⋅da⋅to⋅ry/ˈmændəˌtɔri, -ˌtoʊri/ Show Spelled Pronunciation [man-duh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee]
adjective, noun, plural -ries. –adjective
|1.||authoritatively ordered; obligatory; compulsory: It is mandatory that all students take two years of math.|
|2.||pertaining to, of the nature of, or containing a command.|
|3.||Law. permitting no option; not to be disregarded or modified: a mandatory clause.|
|4.||having received a mandate, as a nation.|
So... equal access to one's birth certificate, would MANDATE or FORCE people to know one's name or to meet them? Adoptees would be ORDERD to have their mothers over for Thanksgiving dinner and mother who lots children to adoption would be "permitted no option" but to visit their child every Christmas and ground hog's day?? No choices!?? (Wondrr what the epenalty is for NOT looking at your mother's name - since it's "mandao=ry" if the records are opened!).
Gee...and I thought it would just make the equal to non-adopted persons! But I guess it makes us all obligated and mandated to have contact with one another....whether we ant to or not!
What clever HYPE! What a crock!
Here's one of my favorites arguments the NCFA puts forth against the Donaldson Institute's report on open records:
"Because there is no fundamental right to know the identities of others, birthparents or otherwise, adopted persons are not being unlawfully discriminated against if they are denied access to their birthparents’ identities."Hey, NCFA-holes:
1) there also is no law prohibiting knowing any stranger!
2) it IS discrimination when anyone else CAN know their birthparent's identity EXCEPT those who are adopted, and
3) ever hard of BIRTH creating an "intimate relationship" - the courts have!
“The statutory text of FCA 812 plainly states without qualification that members of the same family include those persons related by consanguinity. While respondent may cease being legally recognized as L.'s parent, she remains L.'s birth mother and the two are related by consanguinity.... A person can have but two biological parents. There is potentially significant emotional and psychological impact upon a child from a biological parent who seeks to continue a relationship with the child after the child has been adopted into another family. In recognition that a biological relationship may have a special significance which can be beneficial or harmful to an adopted child depending upon the circumstances, legislation has been enacted ranging from permitting some form of contact between the biological parent and child to continue post adoption to altogether terminating the biological parent's right to have contact with the child to prevent unwanted intrusion by the child's former biological relatives to promote the stability of the newly adoptive family (see, Matter of Jacob, 86 NY2d 651, 663 - 666)." From K.J. v. K.K.