Texas House Moves Bill Strengthening Adoptee Rights to Original Birth Certificate
This could be the year that nearly 1 million Texas adoptees can get a copy of their original birth certificate without asking a judge. Texas adoptees said attempts to pass a measure making it easier for them to obtain the document have fallen short time and again in recent years.
Adoption Secrecy Has Ended for Thousands Since New York Unsealed Birth Records
Adoptees say receiving their original birth certificates is opening up profound feelings of relief and closure.
New York Set Adoptees’ Birth Certificates Free Last Week, Advocates See Path for Other States
Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) ended decades of secrecy around adoptions in New York on Thursday, signing a landmark reform bill to allow adult adoptees unrestricted access to their original birth certificates.