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Florida

SUPPORT. Release of Adoption Information. Filed 12/29/21 in the Senate, 1/8/22 in the House. By Sen. Rodriguez (R - Doral) and Rep. Casello (D - Palm Beach)

Adoptee Citizenship Act of 2021

SUPPORT. This bill provides for the automatic acquisition of citizenship for certain individuals adopted by a U.S. citizen.

Massachusetts

SUPPORT. An Act granting equal access to original birth certificates to all persons born in Massachusetts. Approved by the House, awaiting action by the Senate.

Current and Past Adoption-related Bills

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Minnesota

SUPPORT. Adult adoptee governing provisions modified relating to accessing original birth records and other adoption-related information. Carryover bill from 2021, withdrawn before a committee vote.

Foster Youth Legislation

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South Carolina

OPPOSE. A retrospective bill to allow adult adoptees access to original birth certificates under certain circumstances.

Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978

The Congress hereby declares that it is the policy of this Nation to protect the best interests of Indian children and to promote the stability and security of Indian tribes and families...

Wisconsin

SUPPORT. Relating to: access to an original impounded birth record.

SB524/AB527   

SUPPORT. Relating to: access to a deceased adoptee's original birth certificate and information about birth parents by an adult child of the adoptee.

Accuracy for Adoptees Act (2014)

An Act to require Certificates of Citizenship and other Federal documents to reflect name and date of birth determinations made by a State court and for other purposes.

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