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01/24/15 Call-to-Action

HB 162 was released to circulate the House of Representatives this week to obtain co-sponsors. If you haven’t already, please contact your Representative if he/she is not listed as a co-sponsors and as for their support.  53 more words

Original Birth Certificate

Bill to Restore Birth Certificate Access to Pennsylvania-born Adult Adoptees to be Reintroduced Next Legislative Session

A bill that would have allowed adult adoptees to access their original birth certificate has been pulled from consideration following an amendment that would have resulted in the perpetuation of unequal treatment for adoptees under law. 467 more words

Original Birth Certificate

Yes Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. No Adoptee, there is no Birth Certificate

Twenty-two years after finding both sides of my birth family, I am still denied access to my original birth certificate.  As I approach a milestone birthday, I once again ponder the meaning of the document, and the preposterous system that sealed away my most personal paper forever. 538 more words

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