Open Birth Records
The Times of Trenton, editorial 6/16/2010
N.J. Assembly Committee Approves Bill Unsealing Adoptee's Birth Records
Star-Ledger story 6/14/2010
Myth or Truth?
Facts about Adoptees' Birthright Legislation
Pam Hasegawa: Testimony on the Adoptees' Birthright Bill in NJ
This excerpt from Pam’s testimony to the NJ Assembly on June 14, 2010, addresses the issue expressed by the opposition that birth parents were guaranteed privacy, either statutorily or by expectation, from the children they gave birth to and the adoptive parents. As Pam poignantly articulates in her testimony, it is clear upon examination of the law that a birth parent's right to life-long anonymity from their son or daughter was never a part of New Jersey policy.
This clip is a must see for anyone trying to understand what current state policies are and why they were enacted in the first place.
Mistaken Identity Shatters Family Reunion
05:19 | 10/28/2009
Under New IllinoisLaw, Governor Pat Quinn gives 73 yr old Adoptee his Name
The Huffington Post, 8/12/2010
Governor Quinn Signs Bill Making Birth Records More Accessible to Adopted Adults
Law Helps Provide Key Information on Birth Family, Medical History
Illinois Government News Network, 5/21/2010
HB5428, the Original Birth Certificate Access Bill, has been signed into law!
Illinois 12th District State Representative, Sara Feigenholtz
Governor Quinn Signs HB5428 Into Law, Making Illinois the 10th State to Release OBCs to Adoptees
The White Oak Foundation
The Road to Reunion
Central PA Magazine - Lifestyle October 2010