Jean Strauss' documentary film, "A Simple Piece of Paper," will be publicly screened at the Ridgewood Public Library on Saturday, Jan. 17 at 2:30 p.m. and at the Hunterdon County Library on Rt. 12 in Flemington on Thursday, Feb. 12, at 7 p.m. Click here to see the trailer. It will be followed by a presentation of New Jersey's new adoption law.
"Birth Parent 'Privacy'
based on false premise"
Welcome to NJCARE:
New Jersey Coalition for Adoption Reform & Education
When adoptees seek their birth families we generally think of young people in their 20’s and 30’s. But what about adoptees who are over 50? What about an adoptee who's 92, seeking closure on her origins before she dies?
"ADOPTED: for the life of me" (www.adoptedforthelifeofme.com), a documentary by Jean Strauss, shares the stories of two men -- one from New Jersey -- who searched 10 years ago.
May 27, 2014
Governor signs Birthright Bill at public signing in Trenton. New Jersey adoptees will have access to original birth certificates beginning January 1, 2017.
April 28, 2014
Gov. Christie and lawmakers reach an historic agreement to allow adopted citizens born and relinquished in NJ or born elsewhere and adopted in NJ access to a copy of their original birth certificate. See articles on Public Views page.
Read the new law at P.L. 2014, c.9
May 24, 2014: Colorado passed adoption reform access legislation.
December 2013, Ohio passed adoption reform access legislation. Press Release
February 27, 2012, Rhode Island enacted access legislation.
September 13, 2011, copies of original Illinois birth certificates became available to adopted and relinquished citizens.
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