The Weprin/Montgomery bill restores the right of all New York adult adoptees to request and obtain certified copies of their own original birth certificates.
Assembly Member Michael Benedetto’s bill, A2691, is not a clean bill. It requires the alteration of the OBC by printing adoption facts and language on the original birth certificate.
How New York law discriminates against adult adopted persons and what has happened over the years to make that today’s reality.
New York has produced and enforced a law so punitive to adult adoptees that it has moved beyond its own legitimacy and has entered the realm of farce.
NYARC’s work must always be as transparent as possible so that you know what we are doing and what we are seeking on your behalf.