Did you know that in only seven states can adult adoptees legally obtain copies of their original birth certificates? For the millions of adoptees born in the other 43 states, all we're allowed is a government-sanctioned and produced altered certificate -- the original document is sealed and not released except upon court order. This amended birth certificate shows our adoptive parents "as if" we were born to them. Imagine living your entire life never knowing your genetic heritage, your medical history, or even the name of the woman who gave birth to you.
That's the reality for us.
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