The New Jersey Adoptees’ Birthright Act

The New Jersey Adoptees’ Birthright Act

Are you adopted?

Were you adopted in NJ?

Are you a birth parent or an adoptive parent?

What you should know about NJ’s new law.

In January 2017, the New Jersey Adoptees’ Birthright Act will give adult adopted persons who were born and/or adopted in New Jersey the right to obtain a copy of their original birth certificate (OBC) upon request to the Registrar of Vital Statistics.

At any time, birth parents whose child was born and/or adopted in NJ may indicate their preference regarding contact-either directly, through an intermediary or no contact at this time. Birth parents may change their preference at any time in the future.

Birth parents whose child’s adoption was finalized before August 1. 2015 have until December 31, 2016 to request removal of their identifying information from the copy of the OBC sent to the adopted adult. Birth parents may revoke request for removal at any time.

For more information, see: or

Adoptees’ Birthright Act

See New Records System for Birth Parents at

for FAQs, forms to submit contact preference, redaction requests and to update family history information (Required) with the Registrar of Vital Statistics. Adopted persons may request a copy of their original birth certificate on this site as well.

To obtain a copy of these forms by mail, call (609) 292-4087 x529.

For more information, contact:

NJ Adoption Resource Clearing House (NJ ARCH)

The one-stop resource for those touched by adoption.

Email: or Phone: 877-427-2465

NJ Coalition for Adoption Reform and Education (NJCARE)

Families of Adoption Rooted in Truth

A grass roots organization that supports honesty in adoption through educational outreach and legislative advocacy.


Phone: (973) 292-2440

Cell: (201) 400-6714

Facebook: NJCARE

NJCARE is affiliated with: the American Adoption Congress, and the Morristown Post-Adoption Support Group.

Disclaimer: This information was taken directly from the New Jersey Adoptees’ Birthright Act pamphlet.  Please contact them for information on the program. Please call or email them for more information.


About jwatrel

I am a free-lance writer and Blogger. I am the author of the book "Firehouse 101" ( 2005) part of trilogy of books centered in New York City. My next book "Love Triangles" is finished being edited and should be ready for release in the Fall. My latest book, "Dinner at Midnight", a thriller is on its last chapter. My long awaited book explains the loss of the 2004 Yankee game to Boston. I work as a Consultant, Adjunct College Professor, Volunteer Fireman and Ambulance member and Blogger. I have a blog site for caregivers called 'bergencountycaregiver', a step by step survival guide to all you wonderful folks taking care of your loved ones, a walking project to walk every block, both sides, of the island of Manhattan "MywalkinManhattan" and discuss what I see and find on the streets of New York and three sites to accompany it. One is an arts site called "Visiting a Museum", where I showcase small museums, historical sites and parks that are off the beaten track both in Manhattan and outside the city to cross reference with "MywalkinManhattan" blog site. Another is "DiningonaShoeStringNYC", featuring small restaurants I have found on my travels in this project, that offer wonderful meals for $10.00 and under. So be on the lookout for updates on all three sites and enjoy 'MywalkinManhattan'. The third is my latest site, "LittleShoponMainStreet", which showcases all the unique and independent shops that I have found on my travels throughout and around Manhattan. I have started two new blog sites for the fire department, one "EngineOneHasbrouck HeightsFireDepartmentnj" for the Hasbrouck Heights Fire Department to discuss what our Engine Company is doing and the other is "BergenCountyFireman'sHomeAssociation" for the Bergen County Fireman's Association, which fire fighters from Bergen County, NJ, go to the Fireman's Home in Boonton, NJ to bring entertainment and cheer to our fellow brother fire fighters quarterly.
This entry was posted in Bergen County NJ Programs, Child Program Services, Disability Programming, Federal Caregiver programs, Health and Life Support Services, Medicare/Medicaid Programming, Men's Programming, New Jersey Children's Programs, New Jersey Senior Programming, New York Children's Program, NJ Adoptees Birthright Act, Relationship Programming, Senior Caregiver Programs, Senior Services, Support Services for Seniors, Uncategorized, Woman's Programming. Bookmark the permalink.

1 Response to The New Jersey Adoptees’ Birthright Act

  1. jwatrel says:

    Please call the above number or email for more information.

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s