ADOPTEE RIGHTS DEMONSTRATION BLOG
July 21, 2009
We propose a one day Adoptee Rights Demonstration at the National Conference of State Legislature's Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, PA, on Tuesday, July 21, 2009.The National Conference of State Legislatures is the largest group of its kind, the national organization of STATE LAWMAKERS, the people who DECIDE whether or not you may access your original birth certificate...OR NOT.We propose a gathering of adoptees and all supporters of the rights of adoptees to unrestricted access to their own records of birth, representing all fifty states, a one-day rally that will be an opportunity for adoptees to demonstrate their commitment adoptee rights and to meet their state delegation.
I urge any donor conceived individuals who are in or near Philly to attend this event, first of all, because some of the greatest adoptee rights activists will be in attendance (and who wouldn't want to meet a celebrity bastard?!?! ;o)), and because the sooner adoptees are granted unconditional access to their Original Birth Certificates, the easier it will be for donor-conceived adults to fight for a ban on anonymity and eventually retroactive access of records!
In every location that has banned anonymous sperm donations - beginning with Sweden in 1984 - the retroactive opening of adoptee's birth certificates was granted first. This is a pivotal fight for us, and we need to stand behind the adoptees, so that we can hope for their support when our turn comes.
Please mark this date on your calendars!!