What is wrong with Sealed Adoption Records?
It reduces people to this level. They have to beg for help from strangers on social media just to find their families. This is the new Adoptee Search Meme on Facebook.
The state governments of the USA have failed adoptees in his country and every day there is not a new Adoptee Rights bill passed in a closed state, is another day that we continue to fail over 6 million US citizens.
Now Imagine Something Different for our US Adoptees
Imagine if we had Adoptee Rights Legislation passed in all 50 states.
Imagine a world where adult adoptees could access their birth records like EVERY other American and know the name they were given. Is there really something so inherently wrong about adoption that it turns adoptees into stalkers? Will they all start frothing at the mouth if they find out their mother’s names? What happened to the poor baby that everyone cared so much about now that they are grown adults who want to exercise their human right to know where they came from.
Imagine if an adoptee could file for their Original Birth Certificates just like everyone else. Imagine if the rules were air and equal and we did not put adult adoptees into a second class of citizenship. Imagine if they could make their own choices and forge their own relationships if they did or didn’t want to. Imagine if they had a choice. Imagine if they could find their mothers and father and sisters and brothers when they wanted to, how they wanted to, without paying fees, or signing or for registries or hoping for judges to grant them court orders that hardly ever go through.
Imagine a world where we let adult make decisions that affect their lives. We let them fill out their medical forms with more than an unknown. We let them know the branches of their family tree. We let them know whose nose it is perched upon their face.
Then they wouldn’t have to post pictures of themselves on Facebook holding signs with personal information all over.
Then they wouldn’t have to beg for strangers for shares in order to find out who they look like and if cancer runs in their family.
Then we would have a country that has faced the reality of adoption and adoiptees; Adoptees have a RIGHT to know their true idenity.
Let’s Make it Happen for Our Children, Our Friends, Ourselves
Without decent Adoptee Rights Laws in this country, we make grown adults beg to find their family. Share this because we are obviously more efficient than the government. Then call your state legislators and tell them that you are sick and tired of seeing these adoptees all over Facebook. Tell them that you find Adoptee Rights IMPORTANT and that they should PASS them.
EDITED TO ADD: BRILLIANT idea:
Adoptees Searching on Pinterest
Elaine Penn started a board on Pinterest for posting these Adoptee Searching images! Follow Adoptees Searching on Pinterest NOW!