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.
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.