I'm a middle-aged adoptee who is not legally allowed to access my own, truthful, original birth certificate. My falsified (amended birth certificate) is not worth the paper it is written on. A "Birth Certificate" is supposed to document the BIRTH of a person, not ownership. I cannot find my father. He was never told about me. I was bastardized by the State of California in order to be sold for adoption. Tell me where on God's green earth is this ethical? moral? humane? It's not, but it's legal. I am not allowed to know my ethnicity, my heritage, my family lineage just because I was adopted. This discrimination is sick and it continues because the predominant culture treats us as 2nd class citizens.
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