Category Archives: Adoption

Hawaii Opens Adoption Files

Hawaii has a new law.

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Illinois Adoption Act Changes for 2016: Birth Grandparents

The Illinois Adoption Act has a couple of changes that go into effect on 1 January 2016. The changes deal with the birth grandparents of an adult adopted or surrendered person (age 21 and over).

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Missouri: Adoption and Original Birth Certificates, Take Two

In January 2015, I wrote about Missouri House Bill 647, which was then in the system. Had it passed, it would have allowed adult adoptees who were born in Missouri to obtain their original birth certificates. The bill did not … Continue reading

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Montana Original Birth Certificates Open (to some) on 1 October 2015

Montana increases access to original birth certificate on 1 October 2015, but the law does not provide the level of access that some would like.

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Connecticut Opens Original Birth Certificates to Some Adoptees on 1 July 2015

In just over a week, Connecticut’s Public Act 14-133 will be in effect. That law allows some Connecticut adoptees to obtain original birth certificates.1

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Ohio Adoption File Access Opens on 20 March 2015

There is good news for Ohio adoptees whose adoptions took place between 1 January 1964 and 18 September 1996. Beginning Friday, 20 March 2015, they or their lineal descendants may request their adoption files, which include original birth certificates (OBCs) … Continue reading

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Missouri: Adoption, Birth Certificates, and a Call to Action

Today the second reading of Missouri’s House Bill (HB) 647 took place. According to the Missouri House of Representatives website, HB 647 “Establishes procedures for  an adopted person to obtain a copy of his or her original birth certificate.”

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