Help Indiana Open Adoption Records

From AmyAdoptee’s blog:

Indiana is introducing adoptee access legislation this year. Representative Cherry and Senator Pat Miller will be the ones bringing forth the legislation. I am asking all adoptees, natural parents, and adoptive parents write the legislators in Indiana and let them know that its discrimination for us not to have the same documents as the non adopted. If they hear from us en mass, they will stop and listen to us. Please write these legislators know that it is an event whose time has come.

Please also mention that conditional legislation (registries and intermediaries) is no solution to the question of records access. Bastard Nation’s position paper on conditional legislation will give you some talking points.

Good luck, Indiana!


  1. We all need to show our support for IN and write letters. The more open states the better chance that more states will open their records.