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Conn. Group Pushing Adoptee Birth Record Rights

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Governor M. Jodi Rell (Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)

Governor M. Jodi Rell (Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)


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ROCKY HILL, Conn. (AP) — A new group is pushing for legislation to let Connecticut-born adoptees get copies of their original birth certificates.

The group calls itself Access Connecticut and is made up of adoptees, birth parents and adoptive parents. Its first meeting is scheduled for Dec. 11 in Rocky Hill.

For the past few years, residents and several Connecticut lawmakers have pushed for a new state law that would give adult adoptees access to their birth certificates.

Several states have passed similar legislation over the past 15 years, but efforts in Connecticut have been unsuccessful. Gov. M. Jodi Rell vetoed one measure in 2006, calling it well-intentioned but a potential privacy violation of the birth mothers.

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