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  • Joan L. Asche
    Adoptions laws probably vary from state to state but in most cases the adoption records are sealed; including the 1st birth certificate issued. My
    Message 1 of 4 , Jun 21, 2004
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      Adoptions laws probably vary from state to state but in most cases the
      adoption records are sealed; including the 1st birth certificate issued.

      My sister-in-law and her husband just finalized an adoption and a new
      birth certificate was issued with their names on it as parents. No
      mention of an adoption is on the BC. All records prior to the adoption
      including the names of the baby's bith parents are sealed.

      From what I've heard from those who are looking for birth parents --
      getting the records unsealed is not that easy a task.

      I suggest you start by asking the clerk of courts in your community what
      the laws are concerning adoption records in your state.

      Cynthia C Badger wrote on 6/20/2004, 9:09 PM:

      > if you know what state they were living in when they were divorced you
      > might could find out when the divorce happened and who the first
      > husband was. also there might be able to find a birth record with the
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    • Joan L. Asche
      Also keep in mind that there may not be a first husband. Parents are not beyond lying to their children about their births especially at a time when unwed
      Message 2 of 4 , Jun 21, 2004
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        Also keep in mind that there may not be a "first" husband. Parents are
        not beyond lying to their children about their births especially at a
        time when unwed births brought great shame to families.

        Cynthia C Badger wrote on 6/20/2004, 9:09 PM:

        > if you know what state they were living in when they were divorced you
        > might could find out when the divorce happened and who the first
        > husband was. also there might be able to find a birth record with the
        > real fathers name.
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