Adoptees' Political Action Coalition
P.O. Box 2801
Glenville, New York 12302
Phone: (518) 238-2811
The Adoptees Political Action Coalition was founded in 1993 as a grass-roots organization, our goal is to change the unfair and
discriminatory adoption laws in the State of New York and to help other grass-root organizations throughout this country, do
You may also send your request directly to the local registrar or town clerk of the city, town or village where the birth or death occurred. A marriage license may be obtained from any town clerk in the state.
The time periods listed below for obtaining a vital record are waived if the applicant is a descendant or has been designated to act on behalf of a descendant of the person whose record is being requested. The $11.00 fee for a genealogical copy includes both a copy of the certificate (marked "For Genealogical Purposes Only.") and a search of their files for up to three years. If they can find no certificate for the event, you will receive a "No Record Certification" form.
New York State Archives
New York Department of Education
Cultural Education Center, Room 11D40
Albany, NY 12230
An index to genealogy records is available for searching at the State Archives, located at the Empire State Plaza in Albany. Contact them for more information about using this index.
Overview of New York Adoption Law
New York has a mutual consent registry available to adult adoptees (age 21), adoptive parents and
birth parents. For adoptions occurring prior to January 1, 1984, identifying information will only be released if the
adult adoptee, the adoptive parents and each birth parent who consented to the adoption have registered. The need
for consent of adoptive parents is waived if they are deceased. For adoptions occurring after January 1, 1984, no
consent of adoptive parents is required. For registry information, contact:
New York State Health Department
Adoption Information Registry
Corning Tower, Room 208
Empire State Plaza
Albany, New York 12237
Telephone: (518) 474-1746
N. Y. Pub. Health L. 4138(b)-(d)
NOTE: YOU MUST HAVE BEEN BORN AND ADOPTED IN NY TO REGISTER WITH THE STATE REGISTRY
no longer requires adoptive parents consent for an adult adoptee to join the registry.
age an adoptee can register lowered to 18.
New York Search Support Groups
Adoptee Liberty Movement Association (ALMA)
P.O. Box 727, Radio City Station
New York, NY 10101-0727