Family Law Prof Blog

Editor: Margaret Ryznar
Indiana University
Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Louisiana Proposes to Let Adoptees Access Birth Certificates

From Louisiana Illuminator:

The Louisiana Legislature passed a bill Sunday that would allow adopted people to obtain copies of their original birth certificates when they reach age 24.

The bill proposes that someone adopted as a child would no longer have to petition a court to unseal their original birth certificate. Instead, they could obtain an uncertified copy upon request from the state vital records registrar once they reach age 24.

The proposal overcame opposition from anti-abortion groups and others with financial interests in the adoption industry, both arguing the proposal might discourage women from giving their babies up for adoption.

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https://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/2022/06/louisiana-proposes-to-let-adoptees-access-birth-certificates.html

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