Senator Montgomery and Assemblyman Weprin's "Clean Bill of Adoptee Rights" legislation (S3149/A5494) passes the Senate Health Committee. The bill establishes the right of adoptees to receive a certified copy of their birth certificate upon reaching the age of 18.
The legislation restores important civil rights to adult adoptees such as their right to access information that non-adopted persons have a legal right to obtain. In New York State, an adoptee cannot access his or her original birth certificate unless the adoptee goes through a judicial proceeding which does not guarantee that access will be granted.
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