Rep. Gina Calanni’s efforts have been noticed and HB2725 is part of a larger story about adoptee rights and original birth certificates. The story in Mother Jones, which is here and also covers efforts in New York and Florida, features two TXARC partners as well as other advocates working on this issue. Shawna Hodgson, a […]
When Did Texas Begin Sealing Original Birth Certificates?
It’s critical not to confuse an adoptee’s own original birth certificate as an “adoption record.” A birth certificate is independent of adoption.