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DNA & ADOPTEE RIGHTS

SB 329 Protects Birth Parents

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2017 CRASH COURSE

Thank you for taking the time to familiarize yourself with this legislation. In the crash course document you will find: historical context, previous bill authors and co-sponsors, media coverage, and links to research, blogs, and documentaries. The document regarding abortion rates addresses common concerns about whether restoring access to OBCs would increase abortion rates. The answer: there is no evidence to support this claim, and in every state where similar legislation has been signed into law, fears about this have not come true. Please contact STAR directly for any additional information.

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  • Abortion Rates Will NOT Increase

  • Access Is MORE Private For Birth Parents

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OUR MISSION

Texas Adoptee Rights is dedicated to restoring access to original birth certificates for adopted people born in Texas, through policy advocacy and reform. We believe that the right to access this first medical record, the original, factual and unaltered certificate of birth, is a civil right. We partner with legislators and concerned citizens in the State of Texas to restore this right, which non-adopted citizens currently have: the ability to access the factual birth certificate by making a simple request and paying a nominal fee. Many adult adopted people born in Texas currently cannot access this personal document but we are confident that with education and grassroots legislative action our efforts will be successful.
Founded in 2013, STAR is part of a long legacy of advocacy efforts in the state of Texas dating back to 1991. STAR spearheaded HB 984 in 2015, which would have restored unrestricted access to original birth certificates for adult adoptees born in Texas. Our commitment is unwavering, and we are poised for success in 2017.