Assemblyman David Weprin, Senator Velmanette Montgomery, Assemblywoman Pamela Hunter Adoptee Rights Advocates Announce First Day of OBC Access for Adult Adoptees
Albany, NY 12224
Assemblyman David I. Weprin, Senator Velmanette Montgomery, Assemblywoman Pamela Hunter & other elected officials will join several adult adopted individuals, birth parents & adoptee rights advocates to announce the first day of access for adult adoptees seeking a copy of their original birth certificate. Assembled legislators will also present a pen certificate, a symbolic document commemorating the enactment of legislation, to a number of supporters of the legislation.
The Clean Bill of Adoptee Rights, A5494 Weprin / S3419 Montgomery, was signed by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo on November 14, 2019. The The legislation, which passed both houses of the legislature in 2019 after a decades long push by advocates and lawmakers, establishes the right of adoptees to receive a certified copy of their birth certificate upon reaching the age of 18.