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Postby Marina » Tue Nov 25, 2008 6:10 pm

http://www.wcsh6.com/news/local/story.a ... 92&catid=2

Adoptees Get Access To Birth Certificates
Web Editor: Chris Rose 8 days ago



AUGUSTA (NEWS CENTER) - Adoptees in Maine can now start the process of obtaining their original birth certificates.

The certificates they receive now list only their adoptive parents, making it difficult for them to find out who their biological parents are.

A new law making it easier to obtain that information takes effect in the new year. The bill was passed in June by the legislature and signed by governor baldacci. Birth parents will have the option of saying whether or not they want to be contacted by the adoptee.

A group called OBCforME is offering to help adoptees go through the process.

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