*Adult adoptees from before 1964 in Ohio already have this right, as do the vast majority of adoptees after 1996.
Help Restore Adpotee's Rights In 2013
Sustitute SB-23 to be signed by Governor. The information below is out of date and for reference only
Many of our supporters have been working on restoring adoptee rights in Ohio for decades. They
Ohio SB-23, sponsored by Senators Beagle and Burke, and HB-61, sponsored by Representatives Pelanda and Antonio, were introduced in February of 2013. The proposed legislation would allow:
Senate Bill 23 was unanimously reported out of Senate Medicaid, Health and Human Services Committee on April 24, 2013. SB-23 has bipartisan support with 14 sponsors and co-sponsors out of 33 total Senators. It currently awaits the opportunity for a full vote by the Ohio Senate. Read SB 23 proponent testimony.
To see these bills become law, legislators need to know that their constituents, the voters, care about restoring adoptee rights. Remember, YOU are the key on this issue. All of us have the job of being sure legislator's hear from all concerned Ohioans. NOW IS THE TIME TO ACT!