Thanks to Access RI, Rhode Island just became the 7th state to open records. The law takes place in a years time and any adoptee over 25 can get a copy of their OBC.
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Answer by wendydays at 2:14 PM on Jul. 1, 2011
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Answer by mommy_of_two388 at 3:23 PM on Jul. 1, 2011
I think that's terrific - I'm so happy I learned before our adoptions finalized to obtain at LEAST a copy of the OBC prior to the records being sealed so my children will have this record to touch when they're ready to have it. I have them in the books with their papers - along with their amended birth certificates and their adoption decrees. Sadly, I don't think all APs know that if they DON'T get a copy, they WON'T get a copy in most cases.
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