Alaska and Kansas, two states which have never sealed birth certificates from adoptees, and Oregon which made birth certificates available to adult adoptees ten years ago, have LOWER abortion rates and HIGHER adoption rates than ANY state with sealed birth certificates. Those who think allowing adult adoptees to have their birth certificates will result in an increase in abortions are absolutely WRONG.
Senator Jansen does not support equality for all adult citizens and will never support legislation such as HB4896.
I'm thrilled at the prospect of being able to obtain a copy of my original birth certificate, trully a dream come. I appreciate all the comments and frustrations of the other adoptees. I too have looked in to the mirror and wished I knew someone who looked like me and was not pleasanty surprised to find a registration card instead of a birth certificate. While it's too late to meet my birth parents as I'm nearly 60, I would like to have their names. Hurray for the forward looking legislators! Kathleen, born Suzanne Marie 4/23/50 Detroit.