Adoptee Rights Coalition

The ARC is a 501(c)(4) organization dedicated to changing unjust laws and archaic policies and practices rooted in stigma, shame and secrecy by restoring unfettered access to original birth certificates and adoption records for adult adoptees.  

Email: info@adopteerightscoalition.com

Mail: P.O. Box 292961

         Kettering, OH 45429

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Track Legislation

ARC position color key:  Support  Monitor  Oppose

State

FL      HB 89, SB 302

IN      SB 197 (Signed)

MA    H 1892, S 1267 (Active)  

MN    SF 2606, HF 2906 

NY     S 3419, A 5494 *

WI      SB 521AB 579 

*Awaiting governor's signature

Image: Billy Hathorn, SC State Senate Chamber

Federal

HR 2731, S 1554 - Adoptee Citizenship Act of 2019  

HR 1952, S 938 - Intercountry Adoption Information Act of 2019

Image: Luis Velasquez

The law must be consonant with life. It cannot and should not ignore broad historical currents of history. Mankind is possessed of no greater urge than to try to understand the age-old questions: “Who am I” “Why am I?” Even now the sands and ashes of the continents are being sifted to find where we made our first step as man. Religions of mankind often include ancestor worship in one way or another. For many the future is blind without a sight of the past.

 

Those emotions and anxieties that generate our thirst to know the past are not superficial and whimsical. They are real and they are 'good cause' under the law of man and God. 

 

The petition is conditionally granted. 
IT IS SO ORDERED
April 9, 1979 

[Signed] 
WADE S. WEATHERFORD, JR. 
Resident Judge, Seventh Judicial
Circuit Court, South Carolina