HB 2843 is a bill, originating in the Oregon House of Representatives, introduced by Representative Dave Hunt (D, HD40), that would amend the law so the adult adoptees could only access their original birth certificates if a birthmother gave written consent. HB 2843 would, in essence, repeal Measure 58, the landmark ballot measure from 1998, which affirmed the right of Oregon’s adult adoptees to unconditionally access their unaltered record of birth.
To see the bill language, click here.
This blog will act as the online presence of the ad hoc group Oregon Adoptee Rights, which will work to defeat HB 2843 or any other attempt to repeal Measure 58.
Ron Morgan, adult adoptee