A new law that gives adoptees in New York State has had a successful first few days.
It’s been in active since January 15 and so far there’s more than 3,600 applications for birth records.
Adoptees can apply online or just make a phone call. The process could take about 4 to 6 weeks to complete.
Who can apply for pre- adoption birth certificate?
An adoptee has to be 18 years or older, direct line descendants of adoptee like child, grandchild or great grandchild, a lawful representative of the adopted person, or a lawful representative of a deceased adopted person’s direct descendant