New York Adoptees Rush to Request Birth Certificates, After Years of Blocked Access
New York City and state were inundated by requests from adoptees seeking their original birth certificates this week, as a new law went into effect granting unrestricted access for the first time in more than 80 years.
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.