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Photo from our 9/29/13 protest at the office of Brooklyn Assemblymember Helene Weinstein.


IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM NYSAR VICE-PRESIDENT JOAN MORGAN

Contact your legislators in their District Offices. To learn who your state assembly member and senator are, call the Albany switchboard at: 518 455-4218. The phone number in New York City for the League of Women Voters is (212) 725-3541. There are 150 assembly members and the link to the assembly website is http://assembly.state.ny.us

There are 62 state senators. One way to find out who your senator is is by logging
on to the senate site, www.senate.state.ny.us

We now have 108 assembly sponsors. There are 29 senate sponsors. With more interest and more of us committed to lobby in Albany next session, we are determined to win.

A written letter (snail mail) is of more importance with many legislators. However, some value emails. If your email does not get through, go to SEARCH and type in the name of the legislator for access to their website, as many have their own sites. Then send an email from the site. Be sure to include your address and phone number in your mail.

Last Albany session Governor Cuomo signed a law extending participation in the adoption registry to include adult adoptees born in other states but adopted in New York. At last they can obtain non-identifying information from the registry the same as adult adoptees born in the state.

Let your legislators know you want an Adoptee Bill of Rights that is fair and consistent to all.

NY STATE SENATE

John J. Flanagan
Senate Majority Leader
Deputy Republican Conference Leader for Policy
Albany Office
Room 805 Legislative Office Building
Albany, NY 12247
Phone:(518) 455-2071
Fax:(518) 426-6904
District Office
260 Middle Country Road Suite 102
Smithtown, NY 11787
Phone:(631) 361-2154
Fax:(631) 361-5367
Email address: flanagan@nysenate.gov
http://www.nysenate.gov/senator/john-j-flanagan/contact

[Bill Sponsor]
Andrew J. Lanza
Liaison to the Executive Branch
Albany Office
188 State Street Room 915, Legislative Office Building
Albany, NY 12247
Phone:(518) 455-3215
Fax:(518) 426-6852
District Office
3845 Richmond Ave. Suite 2A
Staten Island, NY 10312
Phone:(718) 984-4073
Fax:(718) 984-4455
Email address: lanza@senate.state.ny.us
http://www.nysenate.gov/senator/andrew-j-lanza/contact

Thomas W. Libous
Deputy Republican Conference Leader for Legislative Operations
Albany Office
429 Capitol
Albany, NY 12247
Phone:(518) 455-2677
Fax:(518) 455-2065
District Office
44 Hawley St Rm 1607
Binghamton, NY 13901
Phone:(877) 854-2687
Fax:(607) 773-3688
www.senatorlibous.tel
Email address: senator@senatorlibous.com
http://www.nysenate.gov/senator/tom-libous/contact

John A. DeFrancisco
Chair of the Senate Finance Committee
Albany Office
416 Capitol
Albany, NY 12247
Phone:(518) 455-3511
Fax:(518) 426-6952
District Office
333 East Washington Street 800 State Office Building
Syracuse, NY 13202
Phone:(315) 428-7632
Fax:(315) 472-4257
Email address: jdefranc@nysenate.gov
http://www.nysenate.gov/senator/john-defrancisco/contact

George D. Maziarz
Vice President of the Republican Conference
Albany Office
Room 708, Legislative Office Building
Albany, NY 12247
Phone:(518) 455-2024
Fax:(518) 426-6987
District Office
175 Walnut St., Suite 6
Lockport, NY 14094
Phone:(716) 434-0680
Fax:(716) 434-3297
Satellite Office
350 New Campus Dr., SUNY College at Brockport
Brockport, NY 14420
Phone:(585) 637-5800
Email address: maziarz@nysenate.gov
http://www.nysenate.gov/senator/george-d-maziarz/contact

Hugh T. Farley
Chairman, Republican Conference Program Development Committee
Albany Office
188 State Street Room 711, Legislative Office Building
Albany, NY 12247
Phone:(518) 455-2181
Fax:(518) 455-2271
District Office
199 Milton Avenue Suite 4
Ballston Spa, NY 12020
Phone:(518) 885-1829
Fax:(518) 885-1970
District Office 2
33-41 East Main Street City Hall
Johnstown, NY 12095
Phone:(518) 762-3733
Fax:(518) 762-3721
Email address: Farley@nysenate.gov
http://www.nysenate.gov/senator/hugh-t-farley/contact

Kenneth P. LaValle
Chairman, Senate Republican Conference
Albany Office
188 State Street Room 806, Legislative Office Building
Albany, NY 12247
Phone:(518) 455-3121
Fax:(518) 426-6826
District Office
28 North Country Rd Suite 203
Mount Sinai, NY 11766
Phone:(631) 473-1461
Fax:(631) 473-1513
Email address: lavalle@nysenate.gov
http://www.nysenate.gov/senator/kenneth-p-lavalle/contact

James L. Seward
Assistant Republican Conference Leader on Conference Operations
Albany Office
172 State Street Room 430, Capitol
Albany, NY 12247
Phone:(518) 455-3131
Fax:(518) 455-3123
District Office
41 So. Main Street
Oneonta, NY 13820
Phone:(607) 432-5524
District Office 2
235 N. Prospect Street
Herkimer, NY 13350
Phone:(315) 866-1632
District Office 3
4030 West Road
Cortland, NY 13045
Phone:(607) 758-9005
Email address: seward@nysenate.gov
http://www.nysenate.gov/senator/james-l-seward/contact

Kemp Hannon
Assistant Republican Conference Leader for House Operations
Albany Office
The Capitol Room 420
Albany, NY 12247
Phone:518-455-2200
Fax:(518) 426-6954
District Office
595 Stewart Ave. Suite, 540
Garden City, NY 11530
Phone:516-739-1700
Email address: hannon@nysenate.gov
http://www.nysenate.gov/senator/kemp-hannon/contact

William J. Larkin Jr.
Republican Conference Whip
Albany Office
188 State Street Room 502, Senate Capitol Building
Albany, NY 12247
Phone:(518) 455-2770
Fax:(518) 426-6923
District Office
1093 Little Britain Road
New Windsor, NY 12553
Phone:(845) 567-1270
Email address: larkin@senate.state.ny.us
http://www.nysenate.gov/senator/william-j-larkin-jr/contact

Michael F. Nozzolio
Vice Chairman, Senate Republican Conference
Albany Office
188 State Street, Room 503, Capitol Building
Albany, NY 12247
Phone:(518) 455-2366
Fax:(518) 426-6953
District Office
119 Fall Street
Seneca Falls, NY 13148
Phone:(315) 568-9816
Fax:(315) 568-2090
Email address: nozzolio@senate.state.ny.us
http://www.nysenate.gov/senator/michael-f-nozzolio/contact
nozzolio@nysenate.gov

Charles J. Fuschillo Jr.
Secretary of the Senate Republican Conference
Albany Office
188 State Street Room 609, Legislative Office Building
Albany, NY 12247
Phone:518-455-3341
District Office
5550 Merrick Road Suite 205
Massapequa, NY 11758-6238
Phone:516-882-0630
Fax:516-882-0636
Email address: fuschill@nysenate.gov
http://www.nysenate.gov/senator/charles-j-fuschillo-jr/contact

Martin J. Golden
Chairman, Republican Conference Steering Committee
Albany Office
188 State Street Room 409, Legislative Office Building
Albany, NY 12247
Phone:(518) 455-2730
District Office
7408 5th Avenue 1st Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11209
Phone:(718) 238-6044
Fax:(718) 238-6170
Satellite Office
3604 Quentin Road
Brooklyn, NY 11234
Email address: golden@nysenate.gov
http://www.nysenate.gov/senator/martin-j-golden/contact

Joseph E. Robach
Deputy Republican Conference Whip of the Senate
Albany Office
188 State Steet Room 803, Legislative Office Building
Albany, NY 12247
Phone:(518) 455-2909
Fax:(518) 426-6938
District Office
2300 W. Ridge Road
Rochester, NY 14626
Phone:(585) 225-3650
Email address: robach@nysenate.gov
http://www.nysenate.gov/senator/joseph-e-robach/contact

Elizabeth (Betty) Little
Assistant Senate Republican Conference Whip
Albany Office
188 State Street Room 310, Legislative Office Building
Albany, NY 12247
Phone:(518) 455-2811
Fax:(518) 426-6921
District Office
5 Warren Street Suite 3
Glens Falls, NY 12801
Phone:(518) 743-0968
District Office 2
137 Margaret Street Suite 100
Plattsburgh, NY 12901
Phone:(518) 561-2430
Email address: little@nysenate.gov
http://www.nysenate.gov/senator/elizabeth-little/contact

John J. Bonacic
Deputy Majority Leader for State/Federal Relations
Albany Office
188 State Street Room 509 Legislative Office Building
Albany, NY 12247
Phone:(518) 455-3181
Fax:(518) 426-6948
District Office
201 Dolson Avenue Suite F
Middletown, NY 10940
Phone:(845) 344-3311
District Office 2
111 Main Street
Delhi, NY 13753
Phone:(607) 746-6675
Email address: bonacic@nysenate.gov
http://www.nysenate.gov/senator/john-j-bonacic/contact

Carl L. Marcellino
Deputy Republican Conference Leader for Government Oversight and Accountability
Albany Office
188 State Street Room 811, Legislative Office Building
Albany, NY 12247
Phone:(518) 455-2390
Fax:(518) 426-6975
District Office
250 Townsend Square
Oyster Bay, NY 11771
Phone:(516) 922-1811
Email address: marcelli@senate.state.ny.us
http://www.nysenate.gov/senator/carl-l-marcellino/contact

Catharine M. Young
Deputy Republican Conference Leader for Intergovernmental Affairs
Albany Office
188 State Street Room 307 Legislative Office Building
Albany, NY 12247
Phone:(518) 455-3563
Fax:(518) 426-6905
District Office
Westgate Plaza 700 W. State Street
Olean, NY 14760
Phone:(716) 372-4901
Fax:(716) 372-5740
Satellite Office
2-6 East 2nd Street Fenton Building, Suite 302
Jamestown, NY 14701
Phone:(716) 664-4603
Fax:(716) 664-2430
Email address: cyoung@senate.state.ny.us
http://www.nysenate.gov/senator/catharine-young/contact

Joseph A. Griffo
Deputy Republican Conference Leader for Senate/Assembly Relations
Albany Office
188 State Street Room 612, Legislative Office Building
Albany, NY 12247
Phone:(518) 455-3334
Fax:(518) 426-6921
District Office
207 Genesee Street Room 408
Utica, NY 13501
Phone:(315) 793-9072
Fax:(315) 793-0298
Email address: griffo@nysenate.gov
http://www.nysenate.gov/senator/joseph-griffo/contact

Patrick M. Gallivan
Deputy Republican Conference Leader for Economic Development
Albany Office
947 LOB
Albany, NY 12247
Phone:(518) 455-3471
Fax:(518) 426-6949
District Office
2721 Transit Road Suite 116
Elma, NY 14059
Phone:(716) 656-8544
Fax:(716) 656-8961
Satellite Office
143 North Main Street Room 103
Warsaw, NY 14569
Phone:(585) 786-5048
Fax:(585) 786-2187
Satellite Office
Livingston County Government Center 6 Court Street, Rm 304
Geneseo, NY 14454
Phone:(585) 243-6929
Email address: gallivan@nysenate.gov
http://www.nysenate.gov/senator/pat-gallivan/contact


Contact the below assemblymembers and ask them to vote NO on the amended bill A2901B.

NY STATE ASSEMBLY

Assembly Majority Leadership

Carl E. Heastie
Speaker of the NY State Assembly

Albany Office
LOB 932
Albany, NY 12248
518-455-3791 / Fax: 518-455-4812
District Office
1446 East Gun Hill Road
Bronx, NY 10469
718-654-6539 / Fax: 718-654-5836
Speaker@assembly.state.ny.us

Joseph D. Morelle
Majority Leader

Albany Office
LOB 926
Albany, NY 12248
518-455-5373 / Fax: 518-455-5647
District Office
1945 East Ridge Road
Rochester, NY 14622
585-467-0410 / Fax: 585-467-5342
morellej@assembly.state.ny.us

(Multi-Sponsor)
Herman D. Farrell, Jr.
Chair, Ways and Means Committee

Albany Office
LOB 923
Albany, NY 12248
518-455-5491
District Office
2541-55 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd.
New York, NY 10039
212-234-1430
FarrelH@assembly.state.ny.us

(Co-Sponsor)
Earlene Hooper
Deputy Speaker

Albany Office
LOB 739
Albany, NY 12248
518-455-5861
District Office
33 Front Street Suite 104
Hempstead, NY 11550
516-489-6610
hoopere@assembly.state.ny.us

(Co-Sponsor)
Félix W. Ortiz
Assistant Speaker

Albany Office
LOB 731
Albany, NY 12248
518-455-3821
District Office
5004 4th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11220
718-492-6334
OrtizF@assembly.state.ny.us

(Co-Sponsor)
Jeffrion L. Aubry
Speaker Pro Tempore

Albany Office
LOB 646
Albany, NY 12248
518-455-4561 / Fax: 518-455-4565
District Office
98-09 Northern Blvd.
Corona, NY 11368
718-457-3615 / Fax: 718-457-3640
AubryJ@assembly.state.ny.us

(Multi-Sponsor)
Vivian E. Cook
Chair, Committee on Standing Committees

Albany Office
LOB 939
Albany, NY 12248
518-455-4203
District Office
142-15 Rockaway Blvd
Jamaica, NY 11436
718-322-3975
CookV@assembly.state.ny.us

(Multi-Sponsor)
N. Nick Perry
Assistant Speaker Pro Tempore

Albany Office
LOB 736
Albany, NY 12248
518-455-4166
District Office
903 Utica Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11203
718-385-3336
PerryN@assembly.state.ny.us

(Multi-Sponsor)
Phil Ramos
Deputy Majority Leader

Albany Office
LOB 648
Albany, NY 12248
518-455-5185
District Office
1010 Suffolk Ave.
Brentwood, NY 11717
631-435-3214
RamosP@assembly.state.ny.us

Dov Hikind
Assistant Majority Leader

Albany Office
LOB 551
Albany, NY 12248
518-455-5721 / Fax: 518-455-5948
District Office
1310 48th St.
Brooklyn, NY 11219
718-853-9616 / Fax: 718-436-5734
HikindD@assembly.state.ny.us

(Co-Sponsor)
William Colton
Majority Whip

Albany Office
LOB 733
Albany, NY 12248
518-455-5828
District Office
155 Kings Highway
Brooklyn, NY 11223
718-236-1598
ColtonW@assembly.state.ny.us

(Multi-Sponsor)
Barbara M. Clark
Deputy Majority Whip

Albany Office
LOB 547
Albany, NY 12248
518-455-4711
District Office
97-01 Springfield Boulevard
Queens Village, NY 11429
718-479-2333
ClarkB@assembly.state.ny.us

(Multi-Sponsor)
José Rivera
Assistant Majority Whip

Albany Office
LOB 536
Albany, NY 12248
518-455-5414
District Office
One Fordham Plaza Suite 1008 10th Floor
Bronx, NY 10458
718-933-2204
RiveraJ@assembly.state.ny.us

(Multi-Sponsor)
Michelle Schimel
Chair, Majority Conference

Albany Office
LOB 702
Albany, NY 12248
518-455-5192
District Office
45 North Station Plaza Suite 203
Great Neck, NY 11021
516-482-6966
SchimelM@assembly.state.ny.us

Aravella Simotas
Vice-Chair, Majority Conference

Albany Office
LOB 652
Albany, NY 12248
518-455-5014
District Office
31-19 Newtown Ave. Suite 401
Astoria, NY 11102
718-545-3889
simotasa@assembly.state.ny.us

(Main Sponsor)
David I. Weprin
Secretary, Majority Conference

Albany Office
LOB 602
Albany, NY 12248
518-455-5806
District Office
185-06 Union Turnpike
Fresh Meadows, NY 11366
718-454-3027 / Fax: 718-454-3178
District Office
111-12 Atlantic Avenue, #5
Richmond Hill, NY 11419
718-805-2381 / Fax: 718-805-2384
weprind@assembly.state.ny.us

(Multi-Sponsor)
Carmen E. Arroyo
Chair, Majority Program

Albany Office
LOB 734
Albany, NY 12248
518-455-5402
District Office
384 East 149 Street, Suite 301
Bronx, NY 10455
718-292-2901
ArroyoC@assembly.state.ny.us

(Multi-Sponsor)
Barbara Lifton
Chair, Majority Steering

Albany Office
LOB 555
Albany, NY 12248
518-455-5444
District Office
106 East Court Street
Ithaca, NY 14850
607-277-8030
LiftonB@assembly.state.ny.us

(Multi-Sponsor)
Michael Miller
Chair, Majority House Operations

Albany Office
LOB 519
Albany, NY 12248
518-455-4621
District Office
83-91 Woodhaven Boulevard
Woodhaven, NY 11421
718-805-0950 / Fax: 718-805-0953
MillerMG@assembly.state.ny.us

Marcos A. Crespo
Chair, Puerto Rican/Hispanic Task Force

Albany Office
LOB 454
Albany, NY 12248
518-455-5514
District Office
1163 Manor Avenue
Bronx, NY 10472
718-893-0202
CrespoM@assembly.state.ny.us

Assembly Minority Leaders

(Multi-Sponsor)
Brian M. Kolb
Minority Leader

Albany Office
LOB 933
Albany, NY 12248
518-455-3751
District Office
607 West Washington St. Suite 2
Geneva, NY 14456
315-781-2030
KolbB@assembly.state.ny.us

Jane L. Corwin
Minority Leader Pro Tempore

Albany Office
LOB 446
Albany, NY 12248
518-455-4601
District Office
8180 Main Street
Clarence, NY 14221
716-839-4691
CorwinJ@assembly.state.ny.us

(Multi-Sponsor)
Tom McKevitt
Assistant Minority Leader Pro Tempore

Albany Office
LOB 546
Albany, NY 12248
518-455-5341
District Office
1975 Hempstead Turnpike Suite 202
East Meadow, NY 11554
516-228-4960 / Fax: 516-228-4963
MckeviT@assembly.state.ny.us

(Multi-Sponsor)
Marc W. Butler
Ranking Minority Member Committee on Standing Committees

Albany Office
LOB 525
Albany, NY 12248
518-455-5393
District Office
33-41 E. Main Street
Johnstown, NY 12095
518-762-6486
District Office
235 North Prospect St.
Herkimer, NY 13350
315-866-1632
ButlerM@assembly.state.ny.us

William A. Barclay
Deputy Minority Leader

Albany Office
LOB 521
Albany, NY 12248
518-455-5841
District Office
200 North Second Street
Fulton, NY 13069
315-598-5185
BarclaW@assembly.state.ny.us

Gary D. Finch
Assistant Minority Leader

Albany Office
LOB 448
Albany, NY 12248
518-455-5878
District Office
69 South Street
Auburn, NY 13021
315-255-3045
FinchG@assembly.state.ny.us

(Multi-Sponsor)
Stephen Hawley
Assistant Minority Leader

Albany Office
Room 329 LOB
Albany, NY 12248
518-455-5811
District Office
121 N. Main Street Suite 100
Albion, NY 14411
585-589-5780
HawleyS@assembly.state.ny.us

James Tedisco
Minority Whip

Albany Office
LOB 404
Albany, NY 12248
518-455-5772
District Office
636 Plank Road Suite 101
Clifton Park, NY 12065
518-370-2812
TediscJ@assembly.state.ny.us

(Co-Sponsor)
Andrew P. Raia
Deputy Minority Whip

Albany Office
LOB 629
Albany, NY 12248
518-455-5952
District Office
75 Woodbine Avenue
Northport, NY 11768
631-261-4151
RaiaA@assembly.state.ny.us

(Multi-Sponsor)
Michael Montesano
Assistant Minority Whip

Albany Office
LOB 437
Albany, NY 12248
518-455-4684
District Office
111 Levittown Parkway
Hicksville, NY 11801
516-937-3571
MontesanoM@assembly.state.ny.us

Clifford W. Crouch
Chairman, Minority Conference

Albany Office
LOB 450
Albany, NY 12248
518-455-5741
District Office
1 Kattelville Road Suite 1
Binghamton, NY 13901
607-648-6080
CrouchC@assembly.state.ny.us

(Multi-Sponsor)
Peter D. Lopez
Vice-Chair, Minority Conference

Albany Office
LOB 402
Albany, NY 12248
518-455-5363
District Office
45 Five Mile Woods Rd. Ste. 3
Catskill, NY 12414
518-943-1371
District Office
113 Park Place Suite 6
Schoharie, NY 12157
518-295-7250
LopezP@assembly.state.ny.us

(Multi-Sponsor)
Philip A. Palmesano
Secretary, Minority Conference

Albany Office
LOB 320
Albany, NY 12248
518-455-5791 / Fax: 518-455-4644
District Office
105 E. Steuben St.
Bath, NY 14810
607-776-9691 / Fax: 607-776-5185
palmesanop@assembly.state.ny.us

Michael J. Fitzpatrick
Chair, Minority Joint Conference Committee

Albany Office
LOB 458
Albany, NY 12248
518-455-5021 / Fax: 518-455-4394
District Office
50 Route 111 Suite 202
Smithtown, NY 11787
631-724-2929 / Fax: 631-724-3024
FitzpatrickM@assembly.state.ny.us

(Multi-Sponsor)
David G. McDonough
Vice-Chairman, Minority Joint Conference Committee

Albany Office
LOB 443
Albany, NY 12248
518-455-4633
District Office
404 Bedford Ave.
Bellmore, NY 11710
516-409-2070
mcdonoughd@assembly.state.ny.us

(Multi-Sponsor)
Joseph M. Giglio
Chairman, Steering Committee

Albany Office
LOB 439
Albany, NY 12248
518-455-5241
District Office
700 West State Street
Olean, NY 14760
716-373-7103
GiglioJ@assembly.state.ny.us

(Multi-Sponsor)
Edward P. Ra
Vice-Chairman, Steering Committee

Albany Office
LOB 544
Albany, NY 12248
518-455-4627
District Office
825 East Gate Boulevard Suite 207
Garden City, NY 11530
516-535-4095 / Fax: 516-535-4097
rae@assembly.state.ny.us

Joseph S. Saladino
Chairman, Program Committee

Albany Office
LOB 720
Albany, NY 12248
518-455-5305
District Office
512 Park Blvd.
Massapequa Park, NY 11762
516-541-4598 / Fax: 516-541-4625
SaladiJ@assembly.state.ny.us

(Multi-Sponsor)
Janet L. Duprey
Vice-Chairman, Program Committee

Albany Office
LOB 635
Albany, NY 12248
518-455-5943
District Office
202 U.S. Oval
Plattsburgh, NY 12903
518-562-1986
DupreyJ@assembly.state.ny.us

(Multi-Sponsor)
Bob Oaks
Ranking Member, Ways and Means

Albany Office
Capitol 444
Albany, NY 12248
518-455-5655
District Office
10 Leach Road
Lyons, NY 14489
315-946-5166
OaksR@assembly.state.ny.us


* Sample Letter One (this was published in the Albany Times Union on January 29, 2011) *


Dear Assemblyperson
(fill in the appropriate name),

I write in support of A2901/S3314, the New York State Adoption Records Reform bills. I was adopted in 1960 in Rochester.

Because I am a white, middle-class male, it may be difficult to see me as a member of an oppressed minority group. Yet, that is exactly what New York adoptees are.

What other term can describe a group of citizens prevented by the state from knowing who they are and where they came from?

How is it possible that the state can maintain a veil of secrecy between a human being and the most basic information about himself?

How can one participate fully in the human condition when one is cut off by law from even knowing the identity of those who are responsible for one's life?

Of course, there was another group of people so denied. They were by law and custom expected to live without this vital, human knowledge. These were the slaves of the antebellum South. They were not viewed as men, rather as property. Are we adoptees human beings?

Let New York leave behind the barbaric practices of the past so well described by Ann Fessler, author of "The Girls Who Went Away."

Let New York treat all born there with full human dignity.

Let New York open its records as a step toward redressing the misery caused by its closed adoption system.

Sincerely,

David Phelps

(Please provide your name and address so they will know which District you live in)

*** End of Sample Letter One ***


*** Sample Letter Two ***

Honorable Senator (fill in the appropriate name),

As a citizen of New York state, I can serve in the armed forces, vote, drive, own property, get married and raise my own children, but I cannot get my own birth certificate. The current law in New York state, which was enacted 73 years ago, denies adult adoptees this basic human right that every other citizen takes for granted.

Because of this archaic and discriminatory law, adult adoptees are legally denied their medical and psychiatric histories, as well as their identities and heritage. They are unable to pass on this information to their children and grandchildren who then also suffer from this lack of knowledge.

In states where adoption records and birth certificates are open, the data show that the vast majority of biological mothers want to know their adult children. And in cases where birth parents did not want contact, there were no instances of stalking. Adult adoptees are adults and they are not looking for new "mommies or daddies."

The proposed adoptee rights legislation strikes a balance between an adoptee's right to know and the confidentiality concerns some may have regarding the biological parents. To learn more about this issue, go to http://www.unsealedinitiative.org and http://www.adoptioninstitute.org.

Sincerely,

Cheryl Horning

(Please provide your name and address so they will know which District you live in)

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