In the Age of Alternative Reproduction, Who Are a Child's Parents?
Every American should be ensured the right of a factual original birth certificate, with the names of the people who actually provide the DNA for that individual. Assisted reproduction and adoption are both businesses in human lives. The lives created through these "man-made" decisions deserve the same rights as every other citizen to KNOW & OWN their own genealogical, DNA & birth identity. Even if a child is conceived through donor eggs/sperm and a surrogate, they still deserve the identity rights of who they came from. Our society needs to think twice about the human rights of these individuals before enacting laws and allowing this to continue.
Only six US states have passed legislation strongly supported by The Child Welfare League of American restoring the right of adult adoptees to access their original birth certificate. Laws should be in place to ENSURE every American a FACTUAL birth certificate. Amended birth certificates are falsified and unfactual based on a legal contract. Human rights should never be trumped through a legal contract, but that is exactly what adoption & assisted reproduction is allowing. Read the Article at HuffingtonPost