I can't see my original birth certificate, can you?
Connecticut Governor Malloy signed a bill last summer that goes into effect on July 1, benefiting adoptees born AFTER 1983. They will be treated just like non adoptees and have the RIGHT to obtain their original birth certificates. This is a tremendous accomplishment, but work still has to be done for those born prior. The best way to make a difference is to get in touch with your state representative and let him/her know your views. Here in Connecticut, we are looking at January 2016 for any real change in this area. Access Connecticut is a grassroots organization who is tirelessly working for our rights. New York State has just introduced a bill, S03314, for adoptee access for the 2015-2016 Session. It is a slow process, but awareness is key.