Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Will South Dakota Become an Open State?
According to this news article: http://www.ksfy.com/news/local/63480837.html, South Dakota state Rep. Eldon Nygaard, is planning to sponsor a bill favoring access (other than by court-order-only) to adoptees to their birth records.
To my dismay, the article also states that another state Rep. Joni Cutler of Sioux Falls, is fine with the laws in their current state, despite the fact that she is an adoptee herself.
PLEASE HELP THESE ADOPTEES AND TRIAD MEMBERS BE HEARD!!
What you can do: check out SEAL's Facebook Page.
Contact Eldon Nygaard and give him some encouragement and support! Let him know that nothing short of complete and open access is acceptable.
Honorable Eldon Nygaard (State Representative -Democrat)
1419 E. Cherry Street
Vermillion, SD 57069
Contact Rep. Joni Cutler and try to change her mind!
Honorable Joni M. Culter (State Representative -Republican)
Home Address (Apprenently mail is sent to the homes of legislators instead of state or district offices? This address is as per the state website).
3801 S Judy Ave
Sioux Falls, SD 57103
Labels: Access Legislation, Adoptee Rights, Adult Adoptee, Original Birth Certificate, South Dakota, South Dakota Seal
I began blogging in 2009 to try to find my original family and ended up becoming an author and activist for the adoption community. Two degrees in social work, two kids, multiple legislative campaigns, multiple published books, two collegiate teaching positions, a clinical practice, and advanced licensing later....I'm still at it and not giving up any time soon.