According to the most recent federal data, there are currently more than 400,000 children in foster care in the United States. They range in age from infants to 21 years old (in some states).
Open adoptions – agreements that give more visitation rights to biological parents – are becoming increasingly common, particularly as private adoptions rise. The good news is, these adoptions mean children can get questions about their natural parents answered, find out more about their medical history, and maybe even get to know their extended biological family - if they wish to do so.
Many adoptions though, especially those that happened 10+ years ago, were more “closed” in nature - meaning adopted children are left with few answers about their biological history.
Whether it’s for medical reasons, identification reasons, or just a deep yearning to know their biological history and where they came from, adoptees have long faced problems with gaining access to birth information.
Recently, though, states have begun opening up records so that people who’ve been adopted can find out who their birth parents are, information that for generations has been masked in secrecy.
“For the first time since 1935 when the state sealed adoption records, adoptees will be able to obtain their original birth certificate when they turn 18 and find out the names of their birth parents,” said www.syracuse.com in a recent article. The bill passed by the state legislature became law when Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed it.
The full birth certificates contain information that post-adoption, amended birth certificates do not, making it easier than ever before for adoptees to find and identify their biological families.
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