I help adoptees navigate the legal challenges in obtaining original birth certificates and other identifying information. I also work to develop broader legal strategies to challenge and upend a legal framework that operates to deny adoptees their basic and fundamental truths.
If you are an adult adoptee seeking your truth, contact me to see if I can help. If you are a lawyer who wishes to join me in developing a broader legal strategy to challenge the secrecy of birth and adoption records, contact me to see if we can work together toward that end.
Legal advocacy for access to an original birth certificate is not easy. As an attorney, I certainly know that the laws vary from state to state and that legislative action is the best hope to secure fair treatment for all adoptees. As an adoptee myself, however, I am committed to use the law in whatever way I can to to make OBC access easier, unrestricted, and fair.
|MN||Authorized to Practice||1993||05/15/2021|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Justitia Award||University of Minnesota School of Law||1993|
|Bernard P. Becker Award||University of Minnesota School of Law||1993|
|University of Minnesota Law School||J.D.||1993|
|Every Breath You Take: The Health Law Implications of Environmental Hazards||Developments in the Residential Lead-Based Paint Hazard Reduction Act||2006|
|Landlord and Tenant Law in Minnesota||Dissecting an Eviction Action||2006|
|Iowa Lead Conference 2004||Who is Responsible and Accountable for Healthy Housing?||2004|
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