Adoptee & Birth
Yahoo Support Group
OBC FOR ME
Original Birth Certificates for Maine (OBC for ME), is a grassroots group of Maine adoptees, parents of origin and adoptive parents. OBC for ME succeeded in its initial mission to pass legislation (LD 1084 /PL 409) granting adult adoptees access to their OBC upon request, while empowering parents of origin the choice to indicate whether or not they wish to be contacted. This basic human/civil right has been restored to all Maine-born adoptees, just as all non-adopted Maine-born citizens have always had, for the same fee and without parental permission. Our NEW mission is (1) to help Maine Vital Records with the implementation process, (2) to invite the public and private adoption related agencies in Maine to join us in increasing the number of adoption triad support groups in Maine and (3) to publicize this historic event around the world via all forms of media, over the 18 months prior to January 1, 2009, the effective date of PL 409.
OBC SUPPORT GROUP MEETING
Nominations For Angels in Adoption Announced by Senator Tom Allen
Listen to an interview with Bobbi Beavers and Cathy Robishaw on the adoptionshow.com a Canadian website.
Here's a picture of the group at the victory party graciously hosted by Cathy Robishaw. Click on it for a full view and ID.
LD 1084 was signed into law by Maine’s Governor
Baldacci on June 25, 2007, and goes into effect on January 1, 2009.
New Hampshire Vital Records to Celebrate Issuance of 1000th Original Birth Certificate to Adoptees and Special Tribute to the Passing of LD 1084, Adoptee Access Legislation in Maine. Here's Some Pictures
WHAT THE BILL IS ABOUT
SUCCESSFUL ADOPTEE BIRTHRIGHT LAWS IN OTHER STATES
Aired 06/20/2007 on Maine Public Radio
1084 PASSED HOUSE
AND SENT TO SENATE 06/18/2007!!
1084 HAS PASSED THE SENATE
06/19/2007!! - NOW IT GOES ONE MORE TIME AROUND
Listen to Hearing 05/02/2007
Listen to Work Session 05/08/2007
Listen to Work Session 05/17/2007
Homepage | Our Bill | News & Events
Support Our Work | Links | Contact Us