Tuesday, June 10, 2008


I don't like CI laws period. I hate them with a passion. Everyone who reads my blog knows this. I have even gotten into it with Roberta on this particular issue on a forum board about it. She started out with a clean bill and settled for a CI law. Indiana has had theirs for ten years or so. It doesn't work period. In fact, agencies usually end up screwing the adoptee over even further.

I know personally how my adoption agency CI screwed me and countless of other adoptees over. She comes off all nice and sweet like but she lies through her teeth about all of it. I have friends who have proof of someone tampering with their file. I have friends who have been promised one thing and given something completely different. I have been told one thing and its been proven that its a lie. I don't like CI laws period. It continues to treat adoptees and their families as incompetent of handling their own affairs.

What Roberta and others like her do not understand is that access to our own records is discrimination period. With states passing proof of citizenship laws across this country, these kind of laws are making it worse for adoptees and their families. How can an adoptee prove their citizenship when they can't access their own records? When it comes time to vote or get a passport, how is an adoptee going to prove their citizenship? This kind of bill is going to violate adoptee's right to vote or get a passport. Because we have to beg for permission to prove we are Americans, we will not be able to do other things. I am concerned that adoptees civil rights will be violated in the future by laws like these.

Here is the link. Here is the story.

Panel approves plan to log birthparent-adoptee searches

A House committee is backing a plan that would require adoption agencies to report how many birthparents and adoptees use a program to help the adults learn each other's identities.

The panel approved a plan Tuesday that would require the state to record how many adopted individuals and biological parents try to find their counterparts.

Lawmakers created a program last year that allows adoption agencies to act as confidential intermediaries between adoptees and biological parents. The individuals' names and medical information can be shared if both parties agree.

But members delayed approving or rejecting a plan to allow family members to use the intermediary service if either an adoptee or birthparent had died. The panel is scheduled to consider the plan Thursday.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Nope. It doesn't ever work. It sounds like the voluntary registries... Where no one has to tell anyone anything.

These laws continue to protect agencies and lawyers. Period.