If enacted, HB1386 will restore the right of ALL Texas-born adoptees to obtain their original pre-adoption birth certificate at age 18, without restrictions.
New York sent a message to Texas and dozens of other states: our laws remain inequitable, unworkable, and discriminatory against adult adopted people. This must change.
Discriminatory amendments are intentional and planned, and our focus is, has, and will always be equality for all Texas adult adopted people.
Contact committee members today to request that they do not consider the substitute bill for HB2725 and to reject discriminatory amendments.
HB2725, as written and introduced in Texas, is dead. Some people won’t tell you that. We will.
The House Public Health Commmittee, chaired by Rep. Senfronia Thompson, will hold a hearing this week on HB2725, the adoptee rights bill authored by Rep. Gina Callani and supported already by more than 26 other representatives. Here’s more info about the hearing and what you can do.