Top 3 Reasons Why Georgia Should Restore Original Birth Certificate Rights to Adult Adoptees:
If not adopted, adoptees would have the right to obtain their original birth certificate. Being relinquished (i.e. orphaned or foster care) does not cause records to be sealed, being adopted does.
Consumer DNA is the alternative but it is very public and does not allow for private, sensitive communication between adoptees and their first families.
Thousands of adoptees, birth parents, adoptive families, and professional organizations all agree that truth and transparency are vital and promote healing.
Adoptee Rights are Human Rights.
“I have the right to know the full and accurate details of my birth, just like every non-adopted U.S. citizen. “Nikki, Adoptee