Sorry gang I just felt really crappy this last week. Not only did a friend die but I was having many of the same health issues. I now am on cholesterol, high blood pressure, and diuretic meds. If that isn't a downer then I don't know what is. I have been thinking about what to write these days. I have wanted to write about state laws concerning adoptees, birthparents, and adoptive parents. I also wanted to write about adoption agencies. I think I need to do some massive research on that one.
The states that have open laws: Oregon, New Hampshire, Alabama, Kansas, and Alaska. Alaska's open records laws is for adoptees only. Birthparents cannot access the original birth certificate. One blogging buddy wrote recently that Oregon and New Hampshire have only 1% no contact vetos in their statistics. 99% of birthparents in those states want contact with their child. These states are also considering getting rid of these no contact veto portions of their open birth certificate laws.
ARIZONA AND ADOPTION:
WHO HAS ACCESS TO THE INFORMATION:
The adoptive parents or guardian of the adoptee
The adoptee who is 18 or older
If the adoptee has died, the spouse who has custody of the adoptee's children
The adoptee's children who are 18 or older
The birthparents or other birth children of the birthparents
NON - IDENTIFYING INFORMATION CAN BE RELEASED TO THOSE LISTED ABOVE
MUST PETITION THE COURTS TO RELEASE THE INFORMATION.
THE INFORMATION IS LOCATED WITH THE ARIZONA CONFIDENTIAL INTERMEDIARY PROGRAM AND THE ARIZONA SUPREME COURT
Tomorrow I will continue with the rest of the states information.