|Caged Dandelion Notebook|
Note: In late 2011 Rhode Island passed legislation for open records, which became effective in July 2012. So make that 7 down, 43 to go....
Unfortunately, I was born in one of the closed 43 states. Even though I am an adult, in reunion and can recite all of the information on my original birth certificate, state government still denies me access to my original birth certificate. I have been told by government officials that I do not have the right to obtain MY OWN birth certificate.
It's a hard pill to swallow.