Missouri Birth Certificate Access - The Missouri Adoptee Rights Act Thanks to State Representative Don Phillips! 8-28-2016 The Missouri Adoptee Rights Act went into effect. Missouri born adopted adults will finally be allowed to receive a copy of their own original birth certificate without a court order. Note: If you are the descendant of a deceased adoptee, you will not be able to get a copy of the adoptee's original birth certificate without obtaining a court order. Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the update list and get information on how to obtain identifying information from the other records and receive notifications about future changes to this law.
If you were born Before 1941 House Bill 1599, The Missouri Adoptee Rights Act, became law on 8-28-2016. Adopted adults who were born in Missouri, before 1941, may now request a copy of their unaltered original birth certificate.
If you were born After 1940 Adopted adults who were born in Missouri, after 1940, will be able to submit their requests starting on 1-2-2018. You may make your request by mail or in person (See Below if you are coming in person). To submit by mail (NOT Before 1-2-2018) click here for the Department of Health and Senior Services information on the Missouri Adoptee Rights Act. http://health.mo.gov/data/vitalrecords/adopteerightsact.php
There is a fee for the copy of the original birth certificate that is the same as the fee for the amended birth certificate (currently in 2017 it is $15). There will also be a New Year’s event for those coming to Jefferson City to make their request. Click here for more information: https://mf380.infusionsoft.com/app/page/bts-information-request
Event Schedule Update
12-31-2017- New Year's Eve Dinner & Celebration of Missouri Adoptee Rights Act and G'S Adoption Registry Fundraiser 1-1-2018 - Breaking The Seal Conference:
Keynote Speakers: Don Phillips, Missouri State Representative District 138
Adam Pertman, President, CEO and Founder of the National Center on Adoption and Permanency
• Search & Reunion and Your Rights to Your Information - Stephanie Wyatt, Search Angel & Gary Schaefer, Founder of G'S Adoption Registry • DNA & Genetic Genealogy - Janine Cloud, Family Tree DNA & Heather Dodd, Genected • Late Discovery Adoptees - Keith Sciarillo • First / Birth Parent - Sharon Fieker Cummins & Jeanette Crawford Mooney • Adoptive Parents - Adam Pertman, CEO and Founder of the National Center on Adoption & Permanency & Deb Guinn Donatti
1-1-2018 - Evening performance of "Blank" by Missouri adoptee Brian Stanton & Music By Don Phillips
1-2-2018 - The Department of Health and Senior Services will be at the Capitol Plaza Hotel to accept new applications and distribute copies of birth certificates to some adoptees who have pre-submitted their application. Lunch options TBA
* Throughout the event we will also have door prizes and a silent auction to raise funds for G'S Adoption Registry.
** Please remember, the event sign-up does not include the hotel room.
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