New Jersey officials make deal on adoption records - FOX 13 News

New Jersey officials make deal on adoption records

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TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Gov. Chris Christie and state lawmakers have reached a deal to allow people adopted in New Jersey to access their birth records.

As part of a compromise, birth parents of children adopted before Aug. 1, 2015 would be able to decide whether they want their names disclosed to the children.

Those who give up children after that would have their names disclosed automatically.

Advocates for adoptees and their birth parents have been pushing for such a change since 1980.

The Republican governor and leaders of the Democrat-controlled Legislature have agreed to the deal and expect to take action in May, as lawmakers take action on a conditional veto issued Monday by Christie.

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