Access Connecticut is conducting a crowdfunding campaign to help them retain their lobbyist for future adoptee rights Â work in Connecticut. Â They need $25K and are currently at $7K. Â You can donate online at their crowd funding page or mail a check (details at the page).
From Access Connecticut:
“This is the minimum amount we need to retain our lobbyist again and initiate our legislative effort in January, 2016.Â Access Connecticut needs to reach and educate a wide audience, including public officials, lawmakers and the public itself.Â In support of those efforts, funds raised will also go toward education, media, public relations, and volunteer advocacy. All contributions will be used for these designated purposes, as well as administrative and other expenses that support or are in furtherance of our goals. – See moreÂ “
The Adoption Healing support group introduced me once again to the Access Connecticut organization. According to their website the Access Connecticut group “is dedicated to passing legislation allowing adult adoptees born in CT to regain the right of access to their original birth certificates.Â In CT the OBC is sealed after the adoption is legally finalized and an “amended” or adoptive certificate is substituted.Â Since 1974 the adult adoptee has been denied access to the OBC by law.Â Members of ACCESS CT believe that CT adoptees are being denied the human right that all other people who were born in CT haveÂ –Â to go to the vital records office and get a copy of their original birth certificate.Â It is their history,Â it is their origin andÂ they have the human right to that information.”
If you are in CT and support this cause, note theirÂ next meeting will be held Saturday August 6th at 10:00 AM at the CAFAP offices at 2189 Silas Deane Highway, Suite 2 Rocky Hill, Connecticut 06067.Â I cannot attend due to a prior commitment but hope to help this group in the future.