Pris with NY Activist, Jeff Hancock
at the 2010 demonstration.
Welcome to the official website of Priscilla Sharp, author, Search Angel, Genealogist, Adoptee Rights activist and mother of loss.

Priscilla's News

Priscilla has been a part of the Adoptee Rights to access original birth certificates for several years, working with the groups in Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Ohio, Colorado, and Illinois which were successful in restoring rights to adult adoptees to their original birth certificates, and the movement in New Jersey that succeeded in getting the "Birthright" bill passed by the Assembly and which was finally signed into law NJ governor, Chris Christie, in May 2014.  Hallelujah!  Finally!
Currently, Priscilla is working with advocates in Oklahoma, New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut,  and several other states in an effort to have Adoptee Rights legislation passed.  She is on the board and advocacy team of the Pennsylvania Adoptee Rights group, working towards having access legislation, HB162, passed.

See my column "Search Angels" in Women's Voices Magazine

November 2017 - Congratulations, PA-born adoptees! You are now eligible to apply for your OBCs. Here is the direct link to the PA Department of Health, Vital Records
PA Department of Health

November 2016 -- Adoptee Rights Victory in Pennsylvania as Governor Tom Wolf signed HB162 into law!  Beginning in November 2017, adopted persons born in PA will have access to their original birth certificates.  A big THANK YOU to Rep. Kerry Benninghoff for being our champion and sponsor.

19 July 2015 - Centre Daily Times (State College, PA)
- "Advocate helps adoptees learn about their history"
Advocate helps adoptees

May 2015 - Interview on Carson In the Morning, KCMO Talk Radio
Adoption Journey - Begins at 8:03

April 2015 - I was thrilled to be able to help 84-year-old adoptee Bob Weiss decipher his DNA matches to find his maternal family.
At Long Last, a Family Tree For Eugene (OR) Adoptee

July 2014
Priscilla guest speaker on Walk Your Talk With LeAnne and "Search Angel" Priscilla Stone Sharp

September 2013

Footage of Adoptee Rights Rally, Brooklyn, September 29, 2013

Looking forward to the Adoptee Rights Rally
Who:     NY’s Unsealed Initiative: www.unsealedinitiative.org
When:   Sunday September 29th, 2013 at 12:30pm
Where:  NY State Assemblywoman Helene E. Weinstein’s Brooklyn, NY district office at 3520 Nostrand Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11229
Why:    She is THE biggest opponent to NY Bill of Adoptee Rights Legislation
Read Claudia's blog (Musings of the Lame) here
to learn more about it.
I hope to see every adoptee who lives within 100 miles of NYC there, PLUS every adoptive parent, every natural parent and everyone who loves an adoptee!!

2012 - Rhode Island

Celebrating with friends in RI on Jul 2 after the ceremony restoring original birth certificates to adoptees.  Way to go, RI!

One of the RI adoptees whose family we found July 2012.  Another adoptee free from the oppression of secrets and lies!

Adoptee Rights Demonstration August 2013 - Atlanta, GA
Priscilla is a huge supporter of the Adoptee Rights demonstrations that take place each year at the National Convention of State Legislators.  You can find out more information about this year's demonstration, which will take place in Atlanta in August, by visiting the Adoptee Rights Coalition website.

Pris with two mother activists, Sandy and Robin, at the
2011 demonstration.