Conn. Group Pushing Adoptee Birth Record Rights

ROCKY HILL, Conn. (AP) — A new group is pushing for legislation to let Connecticut-born adoptees get copies of their original birth certificates.

The group calls itself Access Connecticut and is made up of adoptees, birth parents and adoptive parents. Its first meeting is scheduled for Dec. 11 in Rocky Hill.

For the past few years, residents and several Connecticut lawmakers have pushed for a new state law that would give adult adoptees access to their birth certificates.

Several states have passed similar legislation over the past 15 years, but efforts in Connecticut have been unsuccessful. Gov. M. Jodi Rell vetoed one measure in 2006, calling it well-intentioned but a potential privacy violation of the birth mothers.


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  1. arlinehunter386@gmail.com says:

    The grown adoptees must deide now what they want since they are in total control of ever seeing their real mother alive or deceased,as it is my son is 37 and I am 61 and many mothers die waiting,it is common for the adoptee to say they,ll have to think it over but by the time many are guilted for seeing their real mother while shes alive,the same goes for mothers waiting too long to decide if they want to see their own,people only live short lives and everday is a miracle,too manny of people take this living time for granted.If you are involed and don,t want to be ,don,t tease the elder,now theirs laws to protect them from unessecary treatment,she didn,t know what was on the legal (fake )paper and was coerced into singning,distraction taking her infant away was a shock and under duress.If the mothers of today would have had the funds and legal aid to help her keep the baby by the state or some org.giving her a chance to recover,being said that I wouldn,t be writing this and then separating blood because of a temporary need for nelp should have been mandatory ,blod separation is almost as bad as a child gone missing as mothers die without seeing their own and visa versa. My son is a lawyer 9/25/1973 W.P.Bch,Fla at the St.Marys Hospital

  2. Hopita says:

    I’d like to offer a correction:

    I believe this legislation is seeking to grant access to ADULT adoptees, and not to adopted children.

  3. marion says:

    Meeting for Open Records for adult adoptees wil be held Saturday, December 11 from 10-12pm in Rocky Hill at:

    CT Association of Foster and Adoptive Parents
    2189 Silas Deane Highway
    SUITE 2
    ROCKY HILL, CT 06067
    860 258-3400

  4. amy says:

    Privacy violations for birth moms?! give me a break. An adoptive child that does not know where they came from is criminal. Gov. Rell must not have been adopted.

  5. Marion says:

    Where is this meeting being held in Rocky Hill on Dec 11?

  6. Amanda Transue Woolston says:

    If the legislation being pushed is to restore access to Adult Adoptees, please don’t call us “children.” I haven’t been a “child” for quite some time now😉

    Does this group have a website?

    1. Hazel Arline Hunter says:

      CHS has bashed me with outright lies,Von Coates refered me to you,sorry cannot see the words are very light to see,TRYING WITH THE CAPS ON ,CHS IS WHERE MY SON 37 THE LAWYER SHE TOLD ME HE WAS ( SHE WAS NOT SUPPOSED TO) SHE SLIPPED UP,SHES BEEN TRYING SINCE THEY FOUND HIM SINCE Oct,2010 TO MAKE ME BEIEVE OTHERWISE AT THE MIDDLE THATIS OF THE PAPER WORK ,ALONG TIME FOR ONE LETTER ,SHE ACCUSED HIS SEARETARYS OF GIVING HER FAKE EMAIL? ALSO THAT SHE SAID THE SECRETARYS SAID SHE WAS A SALESLADY,SHE COULD NOT GET THROUGH TO OFFICE BECAUSE OF SECRETARYS,NOT BY OFFICE PHONE? SHE SAID ONLY THROUGH A LETTERAND FOR ME TO FILL OYT MED FORMS SO SHE COULD MAIL THEM TO HIS HOME ADDRESS,SHE DOES NOT HAVE HOME NUMBER,HE GOT THE FORMS ,SHE TOLD ME ALL MAIL HAD TO BE NOTORIZED AND SIGNED BY HIM OR ME,HE NEVER GOT ANY OF WHAT I SENT,SHE WAS IN TOTAL CHARGE,THEN AFTER 6 MONTHS SHE WROTE HIM A DEALINE LETTER,DURING THE CONVER SATIONS 1ST HE SAID A YES TO CONTACT,2ND A SLOW CONTAVT THEN AFTER SHE CLOSED THE CASE SHE WAS GOING TO CALL ME ,SHE SAID QUICKLY ADDED IN SORTLY TO CHAT THAT SHE ASSUMED HE WAS A LAWYER,I GOT ANGRY,SHE HAD SAID TO ME EARLIER THAT AT LEAST THEY SENT HIM TO LAW SCHOOL,SHE TRIED TO TWIST MY THOUGHTS SO I WOULD FORGET SOMEHOW,I HAD A FRIEND SEARCH ANGEL AT THE TIME THAT REMINDED ME OF THE THINGS SHE SAID,NOW SHE WILL HIDE THESE PAPERS FROM HER BOSS,I DO NOT KNOW WHAT TO DO,MY SON WAS BORN sEPTEMBER 25 1973 St.marys Hospital in West Palm Beach .,Fla,I was 24 married to Virgil Kleingarn,my DOB is 12-23-1949–Can’t fix print 386-559-0174 My name when I had son was HAZEL ARLINE KLEINGARN, thank you Arline Hunter

  7. Marley Greiner says:

    I’d like to hear more abut this. Jodi Rell has made it quite clear that no access bill wiill become law on her watch.

    Who is organizing this group. What are their principles? Are they compromisers.

  8. fern says:

    To Just curious:
    The L.I. judge was found to be adopted himself
    The celebrities who have forgotten their real names or who their parents were need access too.
    The Jewish and anti defamation league are feeling they might be get zero access to the mosque being non-Muslim.
    We the people need access, I suffered this problem too when fourteen trying to enter a porn movie theater (kidding here).
    Seriously adopted kids deserve the right to know.

  9. Just Curious says:

    What kinda algorithm automatically generates the following, as “Possibly related posts”? THAT would make an interesting story, in and of itself
    Jewish Rights Group Disagrees With Ground Zero Mosque
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