By next year, missourians under the Missouri Adoptee Rights Act will be able to access their original birth certificates. Previous laws made it near impossible for Adoptee’s have access to such records and other medical information. Only adoptees born before 1941 were allowed access. The Missouri Adoptee Rights Act will make it easier for adoptees to access their birth certificates and medical records. The bill has also reduced the cost to around $15.

Don Philips, the state representative responsible for sponsoring this bill and an adoptee himself, said, “It’s more than worth it. It absolutely is. It’s the most remarkable thing that I’ll ever accomplish, as far as legislation goes. I don’t care how good or how big it gets, there won’t be anything any better than this.”

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