Most adult adoptees are not permitted to receive a copy of their original birth certificates. This is governed by individual state law of which many legalize the altering of an adoptees’ bith information by replacing an original birth certificate with an amended one when their adoption finalizes. The original birth certificate is then sealed. In recent years, some states have overturned their laws allowing all adult adoptees to request and receive a copy of their original birth certificate. Connecticut wants to be one of those states. Currently, only those born AND adopted on or after October 1, 1983 can get their original birth certificates. We want to restore original birth certificate rights to all adult adoptees regardless of their birth dates.
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