PEAR’s Open Records Statement

Date: 2009-04-21
Source: PEAR

PEAR supports unrestricted access to birth records for all adults adopted as
minors. We do not believe any citizen should be discriminated against by
removing the right to obtain their personal, official documents. We oppose
the imposition of contact vetoes, court orders or third‐party agency
interference with an adoptee’s right to access his or her original birth
Adoption should be about the formation of a family for the benefit and best
interests of children, not the destruction of identity. As an organization we
will support clean legislation submitted in any state that seeks to achieve the
goal of opening records.


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