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Legislation News

Law plans to unseal thousands of previously sealed birth certificates of adopted Arkansans

March 28, 2017

A bill signed into law by Governor Asa Hutchinson last week will give thousands of adults adopted as children in Arkansa...

New Law Opens Access To Birth Certificates for Many People Who Are Adopted

March 28, 2017

If you were adopted after October 1983, you now have access to your birth certificate…

Florida lawmaker seeks to open adoption records

March 28, 2017

In Florida, adopted children who become adults have no mechanism for obtaining their original birth certificates, and no...

Adoption In the News

Free DNA test from MyHeritage can help adoptees find biological parents

March 20, 2018

People searching for their biological parents now have a new free tool to find them: DNA testing. MyHeritage, an Isra...

Adoption Dilemma Part 1: Struggling to Know Our Identities

February 8, 2018

It's one of the most basic things every person wants to know: who am I? For people who are adopted in New York, that...

Adoption Dilemma Part 2: Changing State Law

February 8, 2018

Most people have their original birth certificates, but not if they were adopted in New York. A state law stands in ...