Adoption can be a great gift for a family who wants a child to love and raise. However, for that family to adopt, there has to be another set of parents who give up their child. It is an amazing and happy situation, but at the same time, it is also a sad and heartbreaking situation. A new potential law in New York aims to help open adoption up to perhaps give you the chance to one day know the child you gave up for adoption.
While you can always choose an open adoption that allows you to stay in contact with your child after you have given him or her up for adoption, if you did not make that choice, then it can be very difficult to ever get any information in the future. Your child also would struggle to get information about you, so if he or she wanted to find in the future, it could be tough.
According to WLNY, New York has very strict laws about sealing adoption records and preventing anyone from getting the information. With the new law, the idea is to unseal records and allow adoptees to have access to their original birth certificates. This is the one that lists the biological parents.
Getting this information can allow for a family reunion or sorts, but more importantly, it allows adoptees to learn about their heritage and medical backgrounds. This access could literally be live-saving for some. This information is for education and is not legal advice.