New state law to allow adoptees to get certified copy of original birth certificate

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NEW YORK STATE (WSYR-TV) — Adoptees in New York can soon get a certified birth certificate under a new law passed by the state legislature.

Governor Andrew Cuomo signing it into law this week. It will take effect on January 15th. 

Under the current law, adoptees must go before a judge to request access to their birth certificate and it’s not always granted. 

New York’s new law allows adult adoptees, their descendants or legal representative to get a certified copy of their original certificate.

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