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PEAR’s Open Records Statement


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.

2009 Apr 21


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