Really bad SB 351 passed the Senate yesterday. I don’t have the count right now. While the passage of this bill is enough bad news for one day, new language has been added to the perfected bill to make the day even darker:
If the biological parents have consented to the release of identifying information under subsection  10 of this section, the court shall disclose such identifying information to the adopted adult or the adopted adult’s lineal descendants if the adopted adult is deceased. If the biological parents were married to each other at the time of the request for identifying information or at the time of death of one of the biological parents, the information shall not be released until the death of the surviving biological parent, unless the surviving biological parent consents to such release.
Laura Long is a court CI and has her own search business on the side with a different email addy from her court business with a “pay now” link. She’s announced at her blog if law is passed it will be like winning the lottery. For her, of course.
At the Senate hearing this week the sponsor, an adoptive father of 3 kids all adopted from abroad, stated while the bill referred to us as adult adoptees he wanted us to be known as “adult orphans”. (Honestly, you can’t make this stuff up). He began by saying we want information about our adoptive parents LOL then later changed it to bpars.
For the past decade MO’s CWLA agencies have done nothing to help change MO law, and one in particular has supported keeping the vetoes. On OBC bills, I no longer think CWLA has any credibility.
Signing out as a MO Adult Orphan though I wasn’t.