I say this as someone that has certain stake in this outcome. Regardless the Catholic Bishops are right. See Bill would allow access at 24 years of age
Many adoption agencies including those with the Church made agreements with the mothers and indeed fathers many years ago.
....Current law requires adopted people to go through a legal process to obtain partial birth certificate information. They need to demonstrate to the court a “compelling necessity,” such as inheritance issues and medical concerns. Those who are adopted now receive an amended birth certificate with the names of their adoptive parents, while the original certificate is put under seal.
Correct Mr Tasman. It was noted there was not much opposition to this bill but as was pointed out:
Really? No other side? Though again I would benefit from this , I have at times a HUGE curiosity myself about questions about my birth, this is just unfair. AGREEMENTS were made and this should not apply in a retroactive fashion.
Read the whole thing and I hope you call to oppose this legislation. We currently have a voluntary registry available for birth parents and children to use to meet up. If people wish to make this the law for the future fine. However it should not apply retroactively. Again promises and understandings were made.