You guys, I am so excited. Like, thrilled. After over 5 years of working in advocacy for adoptees, I have finally gotten the results I want: access to my Original Birth Certificate! Read all about the new law granting Washington Adoptees access to their records!
Now, many non-adoptees often scratch their head at this declaration that I believe I am ENTITLED to my own records and history, ala my original birth certificate. Some are shocked that I don’t already have it and others often go to the “but birthmother’s need privacy,” route.
Well, actually, the history of sealed birth records is a lot more involved than that, but I’m not going to go into the long drawn-out history (that is more beneficial for adoptive families and adoption agencies), because I wan’t to CELEBRATE!
I’ll have to wait a year, still, to give time for the law to go completely into effect, but I’m looking forward to that day where I’ll be able to see MY TRUTH reflected in MY birth certificate, listing MY BIOLOGICAL PARENTS as the ones who birthed me. No offense to my adoptive parents, but listing them as the ones who fired me out of their crotch isn’t historically or biologically accurate!