It is critical to understand Texas legislative history on the how, why, and when of sealed original birth certificates in the Lone Star State.
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Rep. Senfronia Thompson’s office told TXARC that it does not help to call or email before a request for hearing from the bill’s author is actually received.
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 […]
It’s critical not to confuse an adoptee’s own original birth certificate as an “adoption record.” A birth certificate is independent of adoption.
Concerned United Birthparents endorses Texas HB2725 and has always supported unrestricted access of adopted people to their original birth records.