The American Adoption Congress supports state-by-state legislative efforts to obtain access for adult adoptees to their original birth certificates. AAC prefers unrestricted access to this document for all adult adoptees but will accept compromise legislation if, in the opinion of AAC and local supporters, such a compromise is necessary to obtain the greatest access for the greatest number of adopted persons.

State Adoption Legislation page shows all of the U.S. States and what the access is for each one.  This is kept up as legislation changes within each state.

Take the time to sign up on our
Birthparent List, if you are for adult adoptees receiving access to their original Birth Certificate.  This document is used by our people in the legislative arena to let the legislators know that Birthparents are NOT against adult adoptees having this access.

There are
reform materials and also Landmark Court Rulings from this past year here.