~disclaimer~ This blog has been created by independent residents of Oregon who have participated in numerous OR adoptions and are familiar with current OR adoption law from first hand experience, both birth parents and adoptive parents. This group is OPPOSED to hb 2904. This group is not sponsored by any other group, third party organization, non profit, for profit, adoption or other such agency, and/or legally organized adoption related affiliation. We are just passionate citizens using our voice!

You are, of course, entitled to formulating your own opinions about hb 2904 and to then act accordingly.
Blog In Progress: soon to come:
~More suggestions on how to use your citizen voice.
~Where did this bill come from? and info behind the writing of HB2904.
~Why don't we like it? While the purpose of this blog is one of information, and not opinions, we feel that we should at least explain ourselves and our opposition to hb2904.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Who is my local legislator?

Follow this link to find out who your OR state legislators are. 

Once you know who they are, then you can contact them to share with them your concern and oppostition to this bill.

suggestions for method of contact are: 
write a letter (the old fashioned way)
a phone call with a 1-2 min script
ask for a personal mtg in Salem to talk to your rep in person
show up in Salem and talk to whomever is avail to listen to your concerns
(phone calls and in person- you might not be granted more than a minute or two of their time, literally. be sure to have a write up completed ahead of time that includes more details of your opposition and concerns and your personal experiences with adoption in OR. you can send this ahead of time or hand it to them to leave behind after your visit.) 
**It will be most effective if you can do every one of these things. If adoption is important to you and preserving the birth parents' right to CHOICE in adoption is important to you, than we know you won't hesitate with taking extreme action immediately! **

The more individual voices that legislators hear, the better! If there is more than one adult in your home, please be sure to contact the representatives as individiuals and not as a couple/family. 

Also feel free to share your concerns with the House Human Services Committee members.