Restoring Access to Original Birth Certificates for All Adoptees in Connecticut

A Conversation With Advocates and Film Screenings

Old Judiciary Room, State Capitol Building, 3rd Floor

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Hartford, Conn.


Introductions and Welcome

Karen Caffrey, President, Access Connecticut Now, Inc.

Desiree Stephens, Member, Board of Directors, Access Connecticut Now, Inc.


State Lawmakers

Sen. Steve Cassano (D-Manchester)

Sen. George S. Logan (R-Ansonia)

Rep. Fred Camillo (R-Greenwich)

Rep. Tom Delnicki (R-South Windsor)

Rep. Cristin McCarthy Vahey (D-Fairfield)

Rep. Mary Mushinsky (D-Wallingford)

Rep. Michael Winkler (D-Vernon)

Meet and greet legislators, officials, adoptees, birth mothers, adoptive parents and others who will discuss why the legislature should approve House Bill 5408, which would restore access to original birth certificates for all adoptees in Connecticut.

View short films by Jean Strauss Silver Tandem Productions, featuring the personal and powerful stories of adoptees, birth mothers and families that reflect the actual feelings and sentiments of those who have experienced adoption.

Four Birth Mothers For Mothers

Diane Hook, A Connecticut Birth Mother Speaks

The Triumvirate

Enjoy cookies, coffee and more…