Colorado has passed a new law making it illegal to falsify information on a birth certificate worksheet (the paper used to create the child’s official birth certificate). Adoptee Samantha Jadin partnered with Representative Lori Saine to get House Bill 1262 passed. It was 30 years after Jadin’s adoption that she learned that her adoption was illegal. Her birth father had never relinquished his parental rights. To help protect birth fathers and to ensure only legal adoptions take place, Samantha Jadin hopes this bill will prevent any further falsification on birth certificate worksheets. Falsifying anything on the worksheet is now a misdemeanor in the state of Colorado.