New Video: Adoptee Access to Original Birth Certificates

Posted on March 28th, 2013 by David R. Ford

In an earlier post I talked about the need to give adoptees access to their “Original Birth Certificates” — the ones with their birth parents’ names on them.  Despite some movement toward granting access, three-quarters of all U.S. states still prohibit adoptees from signing these accurate documents, giving us only the certificates that identify our adoptive parents.  My friends at Mind&Media ( have helped me produce a video on the issue: