Getting State ID Is Not Easy For Everyone, And Effects Of Missouri Adoption Law Changes

Jan 4, 2018

Former Gov. Jay Nixon signed the Missouri Adoptee Rights Act in 2016. The second phase of that law came unto effect on January 2, allowing all adopted Missourians over the age of 18 access to their birth certificates. A similar rule has been in effect in Kansas for years.
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It may seem like obtaining photo identification is an easy thing, but a lot of obstacles can stand in the way. Today, we discuss how getting a photo ID can be a high hurdle for a lot of folks, and how not having one can hold people back in ways big and small. Then, a major change to adoption law in Missouri just took effect. The new rules could have serious implications for the state's adoptees, and the privacy of the parents who gave them up.