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Birth Certificate for Adopted Law in Effect 1/17- What You Should Know
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This is an interesting story and may impact folks you know who were adopted in N.J. or made the decision to put up their child/ren for adoption. There's an important deadline nearing if you did put up a child for adoption from 1940-2015 and want your name stricken from the birth record. Review the story below for more details.
By Susan K. Livio | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com
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on December 03, 2016 at 8:36 AM
TRENTON -- A law passed after 34 years of relentless lobbying that will allow adopted people to obtain their original birth certificates containing information about their parents, their medical history and identity will take effect in January.
State Health Commissioner Cathleen Bennett released an announcement late Friday as a reminder that birth parents who wish to have these documents redacted of their name must make that request by no later than Dec. 31, 2016.
So far, 166 birth parents have filed a request to hide their name and identifying information, 77 have requested direct contact, and six have requested to be contacted through an intermediary, such as an adoption agency, health department spokeswoman Donna Leusner said.
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