NY adoptees can receive a certified birth certificate at 18

November 15, 2019

Originally published in The Metro on November 15, 2019.

Governor Cuomo signed new legislation, allowing for 18-year-old adoptees to receive their certified birth certificates.

Gov. Cuomo hopes that this helps ensure that adoptees are provided the right to information about their birth and biological parents.

Governor Cuomo said in a press release, “Where you came from informs who you are, and every New Yorker deserves access to the same birth records - it’s a basic human right.”

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