Adoption Birth Records - What You Need to Know
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Did your biological parents put you up for adoption as a baby? If they did, chances are terrific that you as an mature have an huge drive and desire to track them down making use of your adoption birth records. Most adopted kids feel as though they must meet and reconnect with their birth parents. They feel that it's their right as human beings on this earth to know who their real family is and that's why records of adoption is very important.
Unfortunately, laws regarding adoption have made it difficult for people to track down their own adoption birth records. These laws make it almost impossible to gather information that can be used to find the names and locations of their birth mother and father. Courts typically keep adoption birth records sealed.
It's very easy for a person to track down their amended birth record, which is the legal document created after the adoption takes place to amend the name of the original parents with the adoptive parents. Nevertheless, the records that existed before the adoption took place, generally those created by the hospital during the birth, can be very difficult to find because the courts keep these documents private.
If you wish to view these documents to seek information about your birth parents, you may have to appeal to the court system to reopen your case file. In some states, you may also legally be allowed to contact the Vital Records office and request to be reunited with your birth parents. Nevertheless, your birth parents have to consent to this before any meeting can take place.