Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Adoptees' Birth Certificates

Beginning tomorrow, certain adoptees and their parents can request a copy of their original birth certificates under St.2007, c.109 . You can get a copy of your original birth certificate only if you are an "adopted person 18 years of age or older who was born in the commonwealth on or before July 17, 1974 or on or after January 1, 2008 or ... an adoptive parent of an adopted person under 18 years of age and born in the commonwealth on or after January 1, 2008." We've updated our Law About Adoption page to include a link to great information from the Registry of Vital Records about how to proceed and what to expect. We also have a link to the required form under Adoption Forms.