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A restored right, it’s the Maine thing

  Jack Milton/Staff Photographer   Elizabeth Norcross Miller, of Newburgh, exults as she gets her birth certificate today at the Maine Office of Data, Research and Vital Statistics in Augusta. Under a new Maine law, adult adoptees can obtain a copy of their original birth certificate for the first time since 1953. *** Sometimes people […]

Maine restores rights, records access, but once again, adds an odious “contact preference” form

LD 1084, An Act To Provide Adult Adoptees Access to Their Original Birth Certificates took effect today in Maine. In 1953 Maine took away adopted adults’ access to their own state held records, locking them away and forcing Adoptees to gain a court order before being granted access to their own information. Now after 56 […]