Don't miss Sierra Martin's work at 3 Foods Cafe! We're at 835 J Street - right behind the Coop.
YOU HAVE THE WRONG ADDRESS
WE ARE LIVE FROM NEW YORK PIZZA
670 9th steet
off the plaza 822-6199
not on 1504 g. steet that was
our old location 5years old.
please correct immediately
Re: The CDSS Adoption Services' photo display of foster children.
Adoption isn't always a beautiful experience, especially for the adoptee. When the children become adults, they WILL be discriminated against.
I am an adult adoptee born in the State of California in 1969. I do not have the same civil rights as non-adoptees in this country. I cannot access my original birth certificate or my sealed adoption records. My "amended" birth certificate has been falsified showing my adopted parents as my biological parents. My original birth certificate with my true biological identity and names of biological parents was sealed when my adoption was finalized a year after I was born.
I do not have access to family medical history and cannot locate family members to give or receive organ donations, if needed. I can't fill out the "Family History" on any doctor's forms. I have to put: "N/A I'm adopted". This endangers my health and the health of my children.
Since 9/11, adoptees are being denied passports out of the country because their birth certificates are amended. We are being kept captive in our country just because we are adopted!
I should be able to go down to the Vital Record's Department and purchase a certified copy of my original birth certificate like non-adoptees can. My heritage, my ethnicity is being withheld from me. This is a gross injustice.
Adoptees are not second-class citizens and should not be treated as such.
In Print This Week:
Apr 10, 2014
vol XXV issue 15
The North Coast Journal Weekly
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