Tina's New York Adoption Page

Adoption Political Action Coalition
Adoptees' Political Action Coalition P.O. Box 2801 Glenville, New York 12302 Phone: (518) 238-2811 Email: HopeC188@aol.com
Mission Statement
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 the same.
New York State Vital Records Office
New York State Dept of Health
Vital Records Section
Empire State Plaza
Albany, NY 12237-0023
(518) 474-3077
Application forms and instructions:
  • For the area outside of the five boroughs of New York City (except for births occurring in Queens and Richmond counties for the years 1881-1897).
  • For vital records in the five boroughs of NYC contact the New York City Dept of Health.
  • 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
(518) 474-8955
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)


  • 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
(212) 581-1568
Adoptee Liberty Movement Association (ALMA)
PO Box 85, Denville, NJ 07834
Adoptees in Reunion
11 Janet Lane
Glen Cove, NY 11542
(516) 759-9054
Adoptees Information Service, Inc.
19 Marion Avenue
Mount Vernon, NY 10552
Adoptees Political Action Coalition
P.O. Box 2807
Glenville, NY 12302
Adoption Crossroads
P.O. Box 9025
Schenectady, NY 12309
(518) 377-5936
Adoption Crossroads
Box 311
Shenorock, NY 10587
(914) 248-6644
Adoption Crossroads/Council for Equal Rights in Adoption
356 E. 74th Street
New York, NY 10021-3925
(212) 988-0110
e-mail: cera@idt.net
Adoption Kinship
817 Taylor Drive
Vestal, NY 13850
(607) 772-6793
Adoption Support Group
57 Little Neck Road
Centerport, NY 11721
Adoption Support Network of Long Island
194 Old Country Road
Mineola, NY 11501
(516) 248-1929
Also Known As, Inc.
P.O. Box 6037, FDR Station
New York, NY 10150
(212) 386-9201
E-mail: akabulletin@hotmail.com
Always Support for Adopted People
12 Sunset Avenue, South
Farmingdale, NY 11735
(516) 694-4289
American Adoption Congress State Representative
469B Allenhurst Road
Amherst, NY 14226
(716) 837-0787
E-mail: kblake@adelphia.net
American Adoption Congress State Representative
817 Taylor Drive
Vestal, NY 13850
(607) 772-6793
Fax: (607) 723-4472
E-mail: jeanvh@spectra.net
American Adoption Congress State Representative
188 Vliet Boulevard
Cohoes, NY 12047-1816
(518) 238-2811
Fax: (518) 869-4368
Angels Support Network, Inc.
14 Baylor Circle
Rochester, NY 14624
Birth Mothers of Minors (B.M.O.M.S.)
P.O. Box 40
New York, NY 10010
(212) 532-7059
Birth Mother Support Group (Buffalo, NY Area)
2001 Niagara Falls Boulevard, Suite
Amherst NY 14228
phone: 716-691-3300
e-mail: info@adoptionstar.com
Birthmothers, Adoptees, Adoptive Parents United in Support
P.O. Box 299
Victor, NY 14564
(716) 924-0410
Birthparent Support Network
93 Main Street
Queensbury, NY 12804
(518) 370-5392
Birthparent Support Network
P.O. Box 120
North White Plains, NY 10603
(914) 682-2250
Birthparent Support Network
P.O. Box 34
Old Bethpage, NY 11804
(516) 785-0886
Birthparents and Kids in Desperate Search (B.K.I.D.S.)
P.O. Box 43
Erin, NY 14838
(607) 739-2957
Birthparents/Adoptees in Support
39 Tidd Avenue
Farmington, NY 14425
Center for Reuniting Families
51 Burke Drive
Buffalo, NY 14215
Concerned United Birthparents (CUB)
16 Gillett Lane
Cazenovia, NY 13035
(315) 655-9137
E-mail: SANDY21751@aol.com
Foster and Adoptive Parent Network
392 Shirley Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10312
Help Us Regain the Children
235 Dover Street
Brooklyn, NY 11235
(718) 332-0860
Independent Search Counselor
116 Pinehurst Avenue, #C62
New York, NY 10033
(212) 280-2878
Jamestown Adoption Triad
Box 95
Falconer, NY 14733
KinQuest, Inc.
2506 Mermaid Avenue
Wantagh, NY
(516) 221-7411
Barbara Ilardo
Search Consultant
Long Island Adoption Triad
Alberta is willing to assist when possible
E-mail: Albee7447@aol.com
Missing Connection
P.O. Box 712
Brownville, NY 13615
(315) 782-6245
Missing Pieces
P.O. Box 8041
Masena, NY 13662
216 Carroll Street
Brooklyn, NY 11231
Post Adoption Center for Education and Support of WNY (P.A.C.E.S.)
P.O. Box 1223
Amherst, NY 14226-7223
(716) 824-3967
E-mail: kblake@adelphia.net
Springer Registry
4426 Murphy Road
Binghamton, NY 13903
(607) 772-9514
201 E. 28th Street
New York, NY 10016-8538