There are some minor changes, as well as the addition of 1127.1C, which states that upon request, the custodian is to contact the adopted person, adoptive parents and biological parents to facilitate an exchange of updated non-identifying medical and genetic information.
Read exact wording here...
Thoughts from Dr. Linda Pendergast regarding this topic from May 2008 -
The current proposed
changes to Louisiana adoption law as found in the Children's Code was
authored by the Children's Code Committee of the Louisiana Law Institute,
chaired by Lucy McGough, J.D. Ms. McGough champions the cause for adult
adoptees to have access to identifying information as a civil right. She
is on "our side." However, she is not the only member of the Children's
Code Committee; other members tend to be more conservative. The current
proposed legislation is intentionally constructed to lay a foundation for
future legislative change that would allow adult adoptees access to
identifying information: this initial step is necessary to broaden the
perspective of the legislators without compromising the elements of reform
that have historically plagued adoption practice. For example, the
updating of medical information; the provision to provide a birthmother
a copy of the relinquishment papers; unencumbered access to
non-identifying information at the age of majority; the authorization to
confirm that an individual was indeed adopted and where that adoption took
place (the court); as well as requiring that the adoption records of
private practitioners of adoption (attorneys and physicians) be turned
over to the state (OCS) when the practitioner retires, ceases to practice,
or dies. These are all huge issues that have been needed for a long
time. The bill has cleared the house committee, will go to the house
floor and then to a Senate Committee Hearing.
Adoption Advisory Board (LAAB), Inc.