Starting Now: Adoptees In New York State Can Apply For Original Birth CertificatesFor the first time, adoptees in New York state can apply for their original birth certificates. The Empire State is now the 10th state to grant those who were adopted the right to know their record of birth.
Connecticut Lawmakers Pass Bill Making It Easier For Transgender People To Change Birth CertificatesAdvocates say the course of care for transgender people does not always involve surgery.
NYC Weighs Easing Birth Certificate Gender ChangesThe City Council's Health Committee has scheduled a hearing Monday on a plan supported by transgender rights advocates.
NYC Moves Closer To Easing Gender Changes For Birth CertificatesNew York City health officials have moved closer to easing the process of changing the gender on a birth certificate.
Gov. Christie Signs Bill Opening Adoption RecordsNew Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has signed a bill that would allow access to birth records for people adopted in the state.
Bill To Open Records Of Adults Adopted As Children After 1983 Reaches Malloy's DeskA new state law in Connecticut will make certain records available of adults who were adopted as children three decades ago.
Conn. Group Pushing Adoptee Birth Record RightsA new group is pushing for legislation to let Connecticut-born adoptees get copies of their original birth certificates.