OBC= Original Birth Certificate   MT = Montana     

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~ Aristotle

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Federal Birth Certificate Regs

Are we legal as a state? - More...

The Resource to Share for MT Adoptees

Straight from the Vital Statistics Office, this letter is the definitive answer for what to do and how to do it. - More...

How to get OBCs in MT

Spread the word! Share this one! It has a link, details, an address for birthmothers ready to be open and a resource for birthmothers living with too much shame. - More...

Our Law Goes Live - 2 Day Count Down

Here's what I have right now - the online resource link. - More...

Monkeys Throw Poo

Don't like my bill? Fix it yourself! I'm exposing my dark side in hopes of better behavior from the adoption community. - More...

Bill Summary

Updated 4/12/2015 so many questions because it really did happen! We did it! This bill is now a law! It goes into effect 10/1/2015 - More...

Signing Ceremony

Pictures - we had fun. The Governor Signed!! He could have vetoed because although he doesn't use a branding iron to veto bills - he vetoed more bills than any other Governor. - More...

Thank You Notes

It is never too late to say thank you and now is better than later. Please say thank you. - More...

On Film

4 Videos worth the few minutes to help you understand the issues. Seriously - less than 15 minutes total! - More...


Want to help birthmothers? Watch this video please. - More...


Endorsements Supporting Identity Access

Adoption Reform Myths Debunked

The old MT Adoption site.

Other States with Similar Active Legislation


- thanks Troy Carter of the Bozeman Daily Chronicle!

406 Day

Happy 4/06 Montana Day!!! because we have one area code (406) for all one million of us living in this incredible state. And if you want to drive from one side to the other - you'd be driving the same distance as one going from Washington D.C. to Chicago. My sweet and smallish Missoula County is twice the size of Rhode Island. We are one big state with the Pacific time zone on one side and the Central time zone on the other. Yes, we are a Time Zone, a land of independent hearty-sturdy (as in we have big hearts like our big sky and we're strong too) people who don't flinch at difficult weather, but pause to watch the sunrise. We elected an amazing woman to represent us in Congress in 1916 and again in 1940 - Jeannette Rankin - the only woman who voted to give women the right to vote. She said, "I may be the first woman member of Congress but I won’t be the last."

And I'm proud to be a MT woman who successfully changed one of our laws.

Have you seen the nice article from First [Birth] Mother Forum?

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"Apart from slavery there is no other instance in our laws, or in any other jurisprudence in civilized system of jurisprudence, in which a contract made among adults, in respect of an infant, can bind that child once he reaches his majority."
- Cyril Means on US adoption laws



What's in a Name? - Some of my story and why I'd like to change this law. Be sure to scroll down to read the article and hey - why not sign up for Wild Hare Photos e-Zine?