Adoptees in New York will have access to birth certificates on 18th birthday under new law

November 15, 2019

Originally published in Daily News on November 14, 2019.

ALBANY — Accessing birth records is no longer an issue for adopted New Yorkers.

Adoptees can receive a certified birth certificate with information about their biological parents when they turn 18 thanks to a measure signed into law Thursday by Gov. Cuomo.

The law removes the right of government agencies to restrict the type of information made available to adoptees and will help people who were adopted to identify medical data that can aid in fighting preventable diseases or other health issues.

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