Saturday, August 11, 2007

CARA Draft Guidelines Petition

I'm backlogged in my email. I should have posted this a few days ago. Please sign and repost. I don't know what the cut-off date is on this one, but I think it's soon. Thanks.


Dear All,

Please sign the comments and circulate the link widely. We need a lot of signatures, so that CARA really considers our comments.

http://www.petitiononline.com/adoptee/petition.html

Basically CARA acknowledges that many of us Adoptees do want to search for Roots and specifically open the records. But sadly they explicitly close the records in case of children born to unwed mothers. Practically that means many of us- if not most- are effectively stonewalled from any search and prevented from knowing our original identity.

However since there is a chance of our voices being considered, before that comes into effect, let´s all try our best to achieve positive change.

Since the comments have become a bit long, here the three main points summarized.

a) Birthrecords: that Adoptees, do also get an original Birth Certificate, with the names of their biological parents

b) Right to access to our files and records, even in case of children born to unwed mothers

c) Support and Setting up of independent Post Adoption Services

Thanks for your support!

Warm regards

Arun Dohle

www.people.freenet.de/connectedindianroots

1 complaints from ingrates:

Anonymous,  August 13, 2007 at 9:15 AM  

Denying adoptees just because of the marital status of the mother is discrimination on a huge scale.

I have signed this and passed the message on about it.

I hope others do the same.

India should be reminded that they signed the "Rights of the Child" convention which says that ALL children have the RIGHT to know about their families.

Why have they conveniently forgotten that?

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