The Texas Adoptee Rights Coalition is a coalition of state and national organizations with a singular focus: restoring the unrestricted right of all Texas adult adoptees to obtain their own original birth certificates upon request. Each partner in the coalition commits in writing to that bottom line. Coalition partners will not support or consider provisions in OBC-related bills that discriminate against adult adoptees.
Core partners are the primary members of the coalition and are responsible for making strategic decisions about support or opposition for a bill as well as overall direction of the coalition.
Gladney Adoptees for Rights & Equality
Gladney Adoptees for Rights & Equality (GLARE) is an organization of adoptees, families, and allies whose adoptions were handled by the Gladney Adoption Center in Ft. Worth, Texas. GLARE advocates for all Texas adult adoptees to have an unrestricted right to their original birth certificates. It is not affiliated with the Gladney Adoption Center.
Texas Coalition for Adoption Resources & Education
Texas Coalition for Adoption Resources & Education (TxCARE) provides advocacy and support for adoptee rights and adoption reform legislation in Texas.
Bastard Nation: The Adoptee Rights Organization
Bastard Nation campaigns for the restoration of all adult adoptees’ right to access their records, specifically for unconditional access to their own original birth certificates, unaltered and in full.
American Adoption Congress
The American Adoption Congress (AAC) is an international organization devoted to family connections by providing the needed education for all members of the adoption constellation as well as professionals within adoption, foster care, and assisted reproduction
Strategic partners provide support and assistance to the coalition but are not generally involved in the coalition’s day-to-day operations or key strategic or legislative decisions.
Adoptee Rights Law Center
The Adoptee Rights Law Center provides advocacy and legal representation to adult adoptees who seek to obtain their own original birth certificates, identifying information, or U.S. citizenship.
Abrazo Adoption Associates
Abrazo Adoption Associates is a private, nonprofit adoption agency serving the needs of birthparents, children and adopting parents nationwide. Licensed by the State of Texas, Abrazo specializes in open adoptions.
Organizations that wish to join our efforts in Texas should inquire with us at [email protected].