Friday, March 11, 2011
New short film about adoptee rights
Bills that put adoptee rights first in giving them back their original identities are in the works in at least
three states that I know of: Connecticut, New York, Rhode Island. The bills proposed in each of these states allow for a contact "preference" to be filed by the birth parents so named on the birth certificate, but that does not prevent the state from giving the adopted individual his own true original birth certificate.
In Connecticut, The bill will restore the right for adoptees 21 years of age or older to receive their OBC. It allows birth parents to fill out a contact preference form like New Hampshire and Maine.
Rhode Island also has a "clean" bill, and a Facebook page supporting it. And in New York Joyce Bahr of Unsealed Initiative has led our effort. If you are adopted from these states, or if you are a birth mother who relinquished in one of these states, please get involved.
In Connecticut contact Paul Schibbelhute firstname.lastname@example.org or Jane Servadio email@example.com.
In New York, contact Joyce Bahr at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rhode Island...to come. See Facebook.
In the meantime, above is a new film short film by Jean Strauss, adoptee, author, film maker, and below is a video of DMC and Zara Phillips, adoptees both:
Darryl McDaniels and Zara Phillips: I'm Legit (03/10/2011) Hard Rock Cafe, New York, NY