Birth Mothers, Tell Michigan You Want Open Adoption Records!

Please see this action alert from Bastard Nation regarding twin Michigan bills HB 4896 and HB 6287. If you are a birth mother (from Michigan or elsewhere) and believe in open adoption records, I urge you to ask Michigan Senator Mark Jansen (senmjansen@senate.michigan.gov) to reject these bills.

Here is the action alert from Bastard Nation:

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Michigan House Bills 4896 and 6287 are simply taking up space right now in the Senate Committee for Families & Human Services. Senator Mark Jansen, Chair, has not yet set a hearing for these bills.

WE NEED TO GET THESE BILLS PULLED RIGHT NOW. WE DON’T WANT THESE BILLS TO EVER SEE THE LIGHT OF DAY. ASK SENATOR JANSEN TO KILL HB64896 AND HB 6287.

Senator Mark Jansen
Assistant Majority Caucus Chair
Committee for Families & Human Services Chair
senmjansen@senate.michigan.gov

If possible, can you please c/c Senator Dennis Olshove, Assistant Democratic Caucus, Whipsendolshove@senate.michigan.gov and House Representative Lisa Wojno, Sponsor, HBs 4896/6287, lisawojno@house.mi.gov

Here’s why we have to write!

Word is out to all BIRTH MOTHERS in Michigan to write to the Senator in support of the bills. The proponents of the bills say they don’t stand a chance of passing their bills unless birth mothers write and tell Sen. Jansen and the Committee how good the bills are because they contain a disclosure veto. In fact, the bills are now being touted as bills about birth mothers’ rights to privacy.

The supporters of the bills are telling adoptees that it’s okay for them to write to the senator too, but the adoptees must remember that the bills are now about birth parent privacy and not about them.

I know. It’s hard to believe!!! The supporters of the bills hope that the addition of a disclosure veto will be the clincher to getting a “pass” recommendation from the Committee.

Somehow, this strategy is called playing politics. Adoptees will get a restricted bill passed if birthmothers will support the veto. Go figure. Personally, I feel insulted. I feel as if this is an outrage to all the adoptees who are trying to pass good adoptee access bills all around the country.

Adoptee Bastards, even if you wrote once, I ask everyone to write now to Senator Jansen, Chair of the Committee, right now! Let the good Senator know what the only good adoptee assess bill is – unconditional access to obcs for 100% of the adoptees in Michigan. Nothing less than 100% is acceptable!!

Birthmother-Bastards, please let Senator Jansen know how you all feel about a bill that is restricting adoptee’s obc access under the guise of birth parent privacy. You all weren’t promised privacy and you don’t want it now. Let the Senator know that you only support a bill which gives all adoptees equal access to their obcs.

REMEMBER, HB 4896 AND HB 6287 WILL NOT GIVE OBC ACCESS TO ALL ADOPTED ADULTS.

Thanks, everyone.
Anita

Anita Walker Field
Bastard Nation

Comments

  1. There are some misstatements in this alert. Birthmothers are NOT being asked to write to say that the bill is good because it contains a disclosure veto. They’re asked to write because the excuse given to keep records closed is that birthmothers deserve privacy. They’re being asked to write to say that they don’t WANT privacy. This is why there is an emphasis on the birthparents at this point.