Adoptee Access to Arkansas Birth Certificates sign now

We the people of the state of Arkansas are in favor of the passage of HB1057 as it reads below:

For An Act to Be Entitled

AN ACT TO PROVIDE THAT ANY PERSON ADOTED IN THIS STATE MAY, UPON REACHING THE AGE OF TWENTY-ONE, OBTAIN A COPY OF THE PERSON'S ORIGINAL BIRTH CERTIFICATE: AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.

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PROVIDE THAT ANY PERSON ADOPTED IN THIS STATE MAY, UPON REACHING THE AGE OF 21, OBTAIN A COPY OF THE PERSON'S ORGINAL BIRTH CERTIFICATE.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ARKANSAS:

Section 1. Any person who is at least twentyone (21) years of age and who was adopted in the State of Arkansas is entitled to obtain from the Division of Vital Records of the Department of Health a copy of his or her orginal birth certificate.


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Latest Signatures

  • 17 February 20161000. Ej M
    I support this petition
  • 17 February 2016999. Sherrie B
    Are you Registered to Vote in Arkansas No I have wonderful adoptive parents, but as an adult I should be able to find the woman who gave me life.
  • 15 February 2016998. Diane Kathleent
    I support this petition
  • 15 February 2016997. Eileen Md
    City, State Atlanta, Georgia This is a civil liberties issue. Why is adoption the only case where we feel comfortable denying adult citizens their legal records?
  • 14 February 2016996. Mary Lindsaya
    City, State Moosup, CT Political Affiliation Independent Are you Registered to Vote in Arkansas no Why should this even be an issue in this day and age.
  • 12 February 2016995. Margaret C
    City, State lakewood, washington Political Affiliation none Are you Registered to Vote in Arkansas no I am an adoptee, I thin we deserve the right to kow about our background.
  • 12 February 2016994. Pamela Suebeatybabygirls
    everyone deserves to know who they are
  • 11 February 2016993. Joshua I
    City, State Salem, Oregon Political Affiliation Republican Are you Registered to Vote in Arkansas Yes My wife is an adoptee, so I understand how important this is to those who wish to know their true identities, and get in touch with their families.
  • 06 February 2016992. Betty B
    Political Affiliation democrat Are you Registered to Vote in Arkansas no this information is of utmost importance for adoptees to research any genetic medical problems that may have occurred on their biological side. Many adoptees have a void in their he
  • 06 February 2016991. Virginia M
    City, State TX Political Affiliation Rep Are you Registered to Vote in Arkansas NO Everybody has the right to know who they are and where they come from
  • 05 February 2016990. Gary Jm
    I support this petition
  • 05 February 2016989. Tammie B
    Political Affiliation Democrat I was born in Hot Springs Ar. in 1961, and after many years of searching I have just found my birth Mother. I was contacted by a employee who works in the system, who sold me the info I needed to find my Mother. This is OUR
  • 04 February 2016988. Sarah S
    City, State VA Political Affiliation Republican Are you Registered to Vote in Arkansas no open records for all adult adoptees
  • 03 February 2016987. Amelia S
    I support this petition
  • 02 February 2016986. Dolores G
    I support this petition
  • 01 February 2016985. Judith Mm
    I support this petition
  • 01 February 2016984. Ashley Barrettj
    I support this petition
  • 30 January 2016983. Diana S
    City, State Maryland I am a 37 yr.old adoptee and a Birthmother to a 19 yr old daughter. I am Greatfully reunited with both!
  • 30 January 2016982. Lanny Sa
    City, State MONTCLAIR, NJ Political Affiliation DEMOCRAT Are you Registered to Vote in Arkansas NO I am a 46 y/o old adoptee and think that it is time to allow access to birth records.
  • 29 January 2016981. Karen A
    City, State Ramona, Ca. Birthmother in support of Adoptee access to birth records
  • 29 January 2016980. Jill H
    I support this petition
  • 27 January 2016979. Yvonne H
    City, State Fayetteville, Arkansas Political Affiliation Republican Are you Registered to Vote in Arkansas YES Birth mother in support of HB 1057
  • 26 January 2016978. Faye W
    City, State Kelowna, B.C., Canada Are you Registered to Vote in Arkansas No I am a adoptive mom from Oregon who believes strongly that all adoptees, at the age of majority, are entitled to a copy of their original birth certificate
  • 25 January 2016977. Donald W
    I support this petition
  • 24 January 2016976. Jolene K
    I support this petition
  • 23 January 2016975. Rachel R
    City, State Royal Oak Michigan Are you Registered to Vote in Arkansas no I am a birthmother & I look forward to the day I can again embrace my daughter.
  • 23 January 2016974. Kathleen B
    City, State Brookhaven, NY My own mother DIED because her baby was adopted and she had no way to know if she was well taken care of!

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Sheila PriceBy:
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Petition target:
Arkansas Residents

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