NYARC Spokesperson Annette O’Connell, along with Tim Monti-Wohlpart of the American Adoption Congress, met again with representatives of the New York State Department of Health to discuss the latest numbers and updates. The department released the following information.
Updated information on Pre-Adoption Certificate Orders
The Pre-adoption Certificate Unit at the New York State Bureau of Vital records has been working diligently to reduce the processing time. We are currently processing at approximately a six-week time frame. We have continued to process applications in the order in which they were received. We appreciate your patience as the Bureau of Vital Records continues to work on fulfill for Pre-Adoption Birth Certificates request.
Pre-Adoption Certificate Order: Statistics as of May 14, 2021:
- 12,293 Received
- Receive approximately 250-300 applications per month
|Direct Line Descendants (of Adoptees)
|Born Out of State/ Out of Country (Adopted in New York)
Updated Information on the Adoption Information Registry
The AIR continues to work closely with the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, all New York State Courts, and the Majority of New York State Adoption Agencies. Although the NYS AIR is working diligently to process the significant volume of new applications, we are still experiencing delays in processing due to other offices and localities remaining closed or working with reduced staff.
Adoption Information Registry statistics as of May 26, 2021
Upon implementing the new legislation for Pre-Adoption Certificates on 1/15/20, the AIR has registered:
- 1,124 Adoptees
- 1,077 Birth Parents
- 99 Biological Siblings
The AIR now has approximately 52,600 registrants. The AIR has completed 111 additional matches since the implementation of the PAC legislation.