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Why are Adoptees Denied Their Rights?
Adult adoptees should have the rights to records and birth certificates that concern themselves without having to have permission from anyone. Adoptees deserve the right to know SOMETHING about their background as adults.|
I do not want to obtain my original birth certificate for the purpose of finding my birth mother. I've already done that without the help of state or government agencies. Keeping records and birth certificates from adoptees is not going to keep us from locating and contacting our birth parents. However, supporting open records will allow adult adoptees the right to information that all non-adoptees considers their BIRTH RIGHT and they don't require parental permission to get it!
It will allow adult adoptees to gain the tools needed to obtain important medical information - information that is withheld to any adoptees not adopted at the exact moment they came into this world. This situation, however, simply does not happen. I was not legally adopted until I was thirteen months old. I had medical conditions that kept me from being adopted any earlier. These medical mysteries continue to be kept from me because the name on my amended birth certificate is different than the name on my medical files. The state agency won't even admit I had medical problems, but the hospital will give me that information if and only if I have my original birth certificate.
This does not involve just myself - it involves any children that I may have. What if what was wrong with me is hereditary? Why do I not have the right to know what every non-adoptee is given: a medical history, a birth certificate? It is about me, therefore it should be my right to have it.
I am not a criminal, but in this instance I feel I'm being treated like one. My rights as a citizen of the United States are being violated because of the fear of what might happen in some cases. If that is the way we as American citizens should live our lives, why bother living? I could go out my front door and be hit by lightning, raped, mugged or even murdered. Following that logic, the country should pass a law that no one is to ever leave their homes because of what might happen - and not even then could your safety be guaranteed.
It is absolutely ridiculous to deny someone her rights because of "WHAT IFs". No one is guaranteed anything out of life except that you will live and you will die. The United States of America finally instituted civil rights in the 1960s, but because I'm adopted they do not apply. I find that very sad. I pay taxes like every law abiding citizen, yet because I'm adopted I may be treated like a potential criminal.
It seems that not everyone has the same rights as, ...................well everyone.
There are even rules and regulations here in adoption after becoming an adult. Strange.....!