Meanwhile, Senate leaders say they are working to revise an alternative bill, introduced by Sen. Rhoda E. Perry, D-Providence, to create a more-limited access depending on the adopted adult’s age.O.M.G. Like I said in the title to my previous post, Adoptee = Perpetual Childhood. At 18, you can fight and die for your country. You can marry without anyone's permission. You can vote. You can send in your money and ask for a copy of your original birth certificate . . . unless you're adopted. Then, you're too young, you're too immature, you can't do things in an "appropriate and meaningful way." You're just an angsty kid getting back at your adoptive parents -- up until you're 40. Maybe then we can trust you to have left childhood behind. Until then, you'r just the world's oldest child.
Perry’s bill (S-748), as originally introduced, would limit access to adult adoptees born after Jan. 1, 2012, or to those who are 40 years or older.
“I do believe that this session we’re going to come to some agreement and move passage of an adoption bill,” Senate Majority Whip Maryellen Goodwin, D-Providence, said Thursday. The revised bill would include some type of restrictions, she said, regarding the age at which adoptees would be allowed access to their original birth certificates.
“It will not be 18,” she said. “I think 18 is too young. … I want them to be able to find their records in an appropriate and meaningful kind of way, not because they want to get back at their adoptive parents.”
American Adoption Congress is asking folks to comment at the original article, because they've been informed legislators are watching them closely.