IT’S SIGNED! IT’S HISTORY!
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signs S3419 and restores the right of all adult adopted people in New York to obtain their own original birth certificates.
Where We Stand
that 1) ensure equality for all New York adult adoptees; and 2) have the greatest chance for enactment. S3419/A5494 is that bill.
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 the Effective Date
We did it! January 15, 2020, is the day equality is finally restored for New York’s adopted people.