I have asked that they remove:
5. (New section) a. An adopted person 18 years of age or older, a direct descendant 18 years of age or older of the adopted person if the adopted person is deceased, or the adoptive parent or guardian of a minor adopted person may obtain from an approved agency or the attorney who facilitated the adoption any family history information concerning the adopted person that is contained in that person's adoption file, upon submission of a written, notarized request to the agency or attorney.I have suggested that they'd be more likely to get the support of mothers and the ACLU with it. I pointed out that this aspect of the bill dirties it and makes it no longer and issue of EQUALITY.
As used in this section, "family history information" includes medical, cultural and social history information provided by the adopted person's birth parent and maintained by an approved agency or attorney who facilitated an adoption.
I pointed out that mothers don't even have access to agency records about ourselves.
It all fell on deaf ears. Oh well. I tried. I even said that I would consider a POSSIBLE compromise giving the adoptee such access upon the death of the mother or her refusal for contact. Not acceptable.
This may be the first time I come out in public opposition of an access bill. Still waiting for feedback from others...
Question for adoptees: If you could get your OBC would that satisfy you, or do you also feel you deserve to have agency records?