Where We Stand
that 1) ensure equality for all New York adult adoptees; and 2) have the greatest chance for enactment.
YES: Weprin/Montgomery Bill
NYARC endorses and supports S3419 (the “Weprin/ Montgomery Bill”). It recognizes and restores the right of all New York adoptees and their descendants to request and obtain a certified copy of the adoptee’s long form original birth certificate, including OBCs held by the New York City Department of Health.
NO: Benedetto Bill
NYARC does not support A2681/S2492 (the “Benedetto Bill”). The bill retains court involvement in requesting an original birth certificate and alters the OBC by printing adoption information on the document, including the date of adoption and the names of adoptive parents.
Countdown to Equality
We are working toward enacting a bill this session that restores equality to all New York adoptees. We have until June 19, 2019, when the New York legislature adjourns.