Under a 2014 Oregon law, adult adoptees no longer need court orders to see court documents pertaining to their adoptions. These records can be accessed with personal identification Good or bad law?
Oregon is a low budget state with low morale
Mostly good. However, I think people should have the option to decide for themselves which information in their own records can be made available or to opt out altogether.
I think it is very good, especially for the adopted kids. Genetic testing may someday make some of the health related questions less pressing, but still, it is one thing to have a question that can't be answered, it's another to have that answer be available, but blocked administratively.
I really don't know. On one hand it's good that the information is easily accessible. On the other hand, what if birth parents or adopted children don't want to be found?
Wouldn't this only refer to the kids getting the info though?
I skimmed the article but I believe it'd open the file to either party with just photo ID. The article mentions a woman who gave her son up for adoption finding that son