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Please permit me a moment of your time.

There are only 5 states in the USA (Alabama, Alaska, Kansas, Oregon, and Tennessee) that provide adoptees access to their original birth certificates. Allow me to explain the problem. When a closed adoption occurs, the original birth certificate is sealed and hidden. Some adoptees after 1983 enjoyed open adoptions, but the majority of adoptions are still closed. A fictionalized birth certificate with a new name, new parents and false delivery physician signatures is what adoptees are permitted to access through vital statistics. Adoptees have no access to medical records, ethnic heritage, or a consistent biological history.

The last class of United States citizens that were deprived of such basic rights was known as slaves.

A petition has been developed to bring awareness to legislators and the public by insisting that adoptees in all 50 states over the age of 18 possess, if they so choose, their original birth certificates. Slavery was abolished with a constitutional amendment, and it was through an amendment that women were empowered to vote. Please sign this petition that demands an "Adoptees' Amendment", and help restore an invisible minority to equal status. "All men were created equal..." yet under the current political climate, adoptees are not.

The Constitution provides for all citizens to have the right to life. It also demands that all persons have their rights to property. By denying adoptee's their original birth certificates the State Governments are denying adoptee's their rights to property. They are being denied access to, or possession of, the original birth certificates that every other citizen in this country is entitled to. They are therefore suffering discrimination as a class of citizen and their Civil Rights are being denied them. Many adoptees are being denied their right to LIFE because they are refused necessary medical information that is relevant to their health and welfare. This information which provides them with genetic predisposition to diseases that may cause harm to their lives is not accessible to the adopted person, in preference of closed adoption records.

The United States of America has not ratified the United Nations' "Convention of the Child", which includes international law regarding the sale of children, as well as on the involvement of children in armed conflict. Out of all the countries in the world, the USA remains one of three countries, together with Somalia and Timor-Leste (which newly became a country in September of 2002), that is not a party to this human rights treaty.

Civil Rights for Adoptees in America is about Human Rights that all Americans should care about. Please join the thousands of other citizens who would like to see an end to the unconstitutional treatment of adoptees as separate and unequal. Please click on the link below. It will take you to the petition, which can be signed, online. When you are through, please consider forwarding the petition to as many people that you know, both triad and non-triad alike.

My Very Best Regards,

Ray Buffer
(DOB 9/2/69 Florida)
Moderator of Adoptee Activists on Yahoo at:

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