Restored Access States

The following states have restored the right for an adoptee to legally obtain his or her original birth certificate (OBC).

Alaska:
OBC’s Never Sealed

Kansas:
OBC’s Never Sealed

Alabama:
OBC’s Sealed 1991
Access Restored 2000

Delaware:
Access Restored 1999

Illinois:  
OBC’s Sealed 1946
Access Restored 2010

Maine:  
OBC’s Sealed 1953
Access Restored 2009

New Hampshire:  
OBC’s Sealed 1973
Access Restored 2005

Oregon:  
OBC’s Sealed 1957
Access Restored 2000

Ohio:  
OBC’s Sealed 1964
Access In Process 2014

Rhode Island:  
OBC’s Sealed 1944
Access Restored 2012

Tennessee:
OBC’s Sealed 1951
Access Restored 1999