Bastard Nation is dedicated to
the recognition of the full human and civil rights of adult adoptees.
Toward that end, we advocate the opening to adoptees, upon request
at age of majority, of those government documents which pertain
to the adoptee's historical, genetic, and legal identity, including
the unaltered original birth certificate and adoption decree. Bastard
Nation asserts that it is the right of people everywhere to have
their official original birth records unaltered and free from falsification,
and that the adoptive status of any person should not prohibit him
or her from choosing to exercise that right. We have reclaimed the
badge of bastardy placed on us by those who would attempt to shame
us; we see nothing shameful in having been born out of wedlock or
in being adopted. Bastard Nation does not support mandated mutual
consent registries or intermediary systems in place of unconditional
open records, nor any other system that is less than access on demand
to the adult adoptee, without condition, and without qualification.