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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 wonder why Bastard activists do [...]

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 [...]