Legislation News

Law plans to unseal thousands of previously sealed birth certificates of adopted Arkansans

March 28, 2017

A bill signed into law by Governor Asa Hutchinson last week will give thousands of adults adopted as children in Arkansa...

New Law Opens Access To Birth Certificates for Many People Who Are Adopted

March 28, 2017

If you were adopted after October 1983, you now have access to your birth certificate…

Florida lawmaker seeks to open adoption records

March 28, 2017

In Florida, adopted children who become adults have no mechanism for obtaining their original birth certificates, and no...

Adoption In the News

Adoption law yields huge surprise for Union Beach woman

August 8, 2017

The letter arrived in February. Its opening line practically knocked Michelle Carlson off her feet. “Hi Michelle,...

Texas adoption agencies could ban Jews, gays, Muslims under House Bill…

March 28, 2017

"This would allow adoption agencies to turn away qualified, loving parents who are perhaps perfect in every way bec...