Wake up, JOELG1980. The selfish desires of today’s ADULT children is of no consequence. The mother demanded the records be sealed, what these kids want NOW is unimportant.
You lose the privilege of having a passport because mommie executed her privilege of privacy. Tough! Learn to live with your handicap. Continue to use a 3rd party to contact your mommie, but, if she rejects your request, you’re done! Move on!
Then there’s the adoptive mom:
What about the adoptive parents right? I have 2 adopted daughters and theres nothing wrong with their certificates, no need for an OBC. As far as birth mothers, they gave up their rights at adoption. Im sure they do want to be found. What a deal then, they get all the benefits without the responsibility. Which civil right has been taken away from adoptees? The lady in the article should be going after the legal firm that handled her adoption for them not doing their job properly regarding her birth certificate.
What brought on all this vitupertude? Why none other other than Bastard Grannie Annie–Bastard Nation’s own Anita Field. (troublemaker on the right)
Saturday’s Alton (Illinois) Telegraph featured a story about Anita’s difficulty in getting a passport due to her hinky bastard status. Blogger 73adoptee, Triona Guidry, Midwest Coordniator of the Green Ribbon campaign, commented on the adoptee-hating Illinois Confidential Intermediary System. Mary Fuller was interviewed by didn’t make the cut unfortunately.
“I didn’t have a proper birth certificate that showed where I was born,” she said. “It was a Catch-22, because the documents that I needed were sealed by the state of Illinois.” Adoptees are given amended birth certificates with the names of their adoptive – rather than biological – parents. These amended slips should fulfill all the requirements of a regular birth certificate, but sometimes – as in Field’s case – they don’t. Field’s story points to a fact that few know: Adult adoptees from Illinois are not allowed access to their birth records or to information about their biological parents.
Lucky for us that Anita hasn’t learned to live with her “handicap.”
I posted a comment a little while ago. Registration is required, but it’s not very involved, unlike some newspapers that DO practically demand your birth certificate.