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An Adoptee-Focused Law Center

Original Birth Certificates

Some states recognize an adult adoptee's unrestricted right to access their own original birth certificates. I represent those who are denied that right.

Personal Information

Adult adoptees are entitled to their own personal information, which may include information that is in an agency, court, or other locations. I help adoptees get what's rightfully theirs.


Intercountry adoptees may not have received citizenship even after being adopted in the United States decades ago. That's wrong. I advocate to correct it.

The United States of OBC

Who Holds Your Truth?

We track of all of the state laws that restrict—or don't restrict—access to an original birth certificate. See the results here or view the interactive OBC map.

Veto New York’s Bad Bill

Forty-five organizations and hundreds of individuals have signed a letter to New York Governor Cuomo urging his veto of A5036B. More information and a copy of that letter is here.

Data, Information, and Interactive Maps on OBC Access