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FOR THE RECORDS: Restoring a Legal Right for Adult Adoptees

November 2007

Prepared & Funded by: The Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute




This policy paper is the result of the broadest, most extensive examination to date of the various issues related to state laws governing adult adopted persons’ access to their original birth certificates and/or adoption records. The information and recommendations in this paper are drawn from a review and analysis of past and current state laws; legislative history in states across the country; decades of experience on relevant issues; and the body of research relating to sealed and open records on the affected parties.


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