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Senate Bill 23 Hearings

Hearing 1: Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Testimony of Senator Bill Beagle and Senator David Burke, Sponsors

Hearing 2: Wednesday, April 17, 2013

  • Testimony of Wendy Barkett, an Ohio adoptee now residing in Texas
  • Testimony of Paula Benoit, a former Maine State Senator and adoptee
  • Testimony of Jeff Costello, on Ohio adoptee now residing in Atlanta
  • Testimony of Charis Eng, M.D., Ph.D., founding Chair of the Cleveland Clinic Genomic Medicine Institute
  • Testimony of Frederick Greenman Jr., J.D., Legal Adviser, American Adoption Congress
  • Testimony of Erin Hopkins McHugh, an Ohio Adoptee
  • Testimony of Steve Kelly, an Ohio adoptee
  • Testimony of Sonya Kimball, an Ohio adoptee
  • Testimony of Jaime Miracle, Policy Director, NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio
  • Testimony of Betsie Norris, an Ohio adoptee, Executive Director, Adoption Network Cleveland (The additional resources referenced in Betsie Norris' testimony are also available; Access the Ohio Registry Flow Chart and view William B. Norris' testimony from January 18, 1994)
  • Testimony of Adam Pertman, Executive Director, Donaldson Adoption Institute
  • Testimony of Patricia Rideout, J.D., Chief Administrator, Cuyahoga Division of Children and Family Services
  • Testimony of Elizabeth Samuels, J.D., Professor of Law, University of Baltimore School of Law
  • Testimony of Paul Schibbelhute, Legislative Chairman, American Adoption Congress
  • Testimony of Betsy Smalley, Adoption Training Manager, Institute for Human Services
  • Testimony of Kayla Smith, Director of Legislative Affairs, Ohio Right to Life
  • Testimony of Jim Tobin, Associate Director, Catholic Conference of Ohio