At Adoptees Connect, Inc. we believe in adoption reform, advocacy, truth & transparency. We feel firmly that every adopted person should know who they are and where they come from.
In our collective efforts we aim to build a grassroots network of support, because we’re believing all states will have full unrestricted access for adult adoptees to receive their original birth certificates like ten other states in the United States of America.
Those states are; Alabama, Alaska, Colorado, Hawaii, Kansas, Maine, New Hampshire, New York, Oregon and Rhode Island. As we notice this shift in other states, many of us long for this here in our own state.
In the state of Kentucky we’re calling on those who long for changes in laws, policy and practice in adoption. We’re creating the space to spark some conversations, which we ultimately need for adoption reform to happen.
If we do nothing, things will never change for adult adoptees. Across the board, we wish to restore access to original birth certificates for all adopted adults in the USA.
While DNA testing is prevalent and dominating the scenes by assisting adult adoptees in finding their truth, we’re anticipating that all states will have unrestricted access to our original birth certificates.
To start, we’re building a grassroots network in Kentucky by connecting with those who support truth & transparency in all adoptions. We believe 100% truth and transparency should be the core focus of all adoptions, past, present and future.
We believe the most sympathetic way to do this is by adult adoptees gaining unrestricted access to their original birth certificates. While DNA testing is dominating the scenes, it’s also putting a very private and personal situation on the front line for family members to make connections, specifically “outing” the birth parents in a very public way.
When the possibility of a one on one connection can be made by restoring access of Original Birth Certificates to adult adoptees, the two parties ( biological parent/s & adoptee ) have a choice to connect one on one. When this isn’t possible because of sealed records laws in the majority of USA states, extraordinary measures are taken with DNA testing. We feel it’s much more kind and compassionate to be able to give this option to adoptees and birth parents vs. DNA testing because of the possibility of making a personal situation very public. Of course while adoption records are closed, we have no choice but to use DNA testing. The majority of birth mothers today would prefer the chance to connect one on one, than the possibility of being publicly outed to their families by current DNA testing measures.
We choose kindness & compassion for all.
Over the next 12 months, we’re dedicated to building this grassroots network in our great state of Kentucky and we hope many of our groups, volunteers and supporters will follow along pursuing the same in their states. We’re looking for compassionate individuals who believe in adoption reform. We’re hoping to build relationships and partnerships with those who have a passion for our cause. What’s happening with adoption reform in your state? Is it moving at all? If so, what direction? If it’s not, why not?
Maybe you’ve been involved in this movement in the past, or you’re ready to get involved today? Whatever your role might be in the adoption constellation, we hope you choose truth & transparency over shame and secrecy. Please consider getting involved in supporting this cause. Help us build this network because we can’t expect equality and reform in adoption if we’re sitting at the table alone. Spread the word. If you live in the area, show up to our informal discussion events.
We’re not interested in building a grassroots network online. Of course we will use social media as a way to get the word out there, but ultimately we need you to show up. In real life. Look for our round table events in Lexington, KY to be scheduled every three months and plan on attending.
We’re excited to network in the community and to build a grassroots alliance that’s focused on adoption reform, advocacy, truth & transparency. We believe as our grassroots network is built, we will become stronger TOGETHER.
The launch of Kentucky Alliance for Adoption Truth & Transparency is under way, and we’re excited to share it with you first.
If you’re an adoptee reading this, consider building your own grassroots network in your state focused individuals from all walks of life, who believe in Adoption Truth & Transparency. Email: email@example.com if we can assist you in anyway. Our hope is many more adoptees follow suit.
2020 is going to be our year.
Once these networks are created, we will add them to our database under the “Adoptees Connect For Adoption Truth & Transparency” tab. As our networks grow in each state, so will our burning desire to see these laws change so all adopted adults will have unrestricted access to their original birth certificates.
The time is now.
We’re not waiting on change, we are the change.
Adoptees Connect, Inc.