- Associated Press - Friday, June 6, 2014

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Gov. Dannel P. Malloy says he plans to a sign a bill that will make certain records available to some adoptive children in Connecticut.

The Democrat said Friday that he believes the legislation is “an appropriate compromise” and should become law. The bill has not yet reached Malloy’s desk.

It requires the state’s Department of Public Health to give individuals at least 18 years old, whose adoptions were finalized on or after Oct. 1, 1983, copies of their original birth certificate. Their adult children or grandchildren could also obtain them.

The change would take effect on July 1, 2015.

Malloy said he supports the legislation because it affects a pool of people who were made aware their information might be shared with the children they gave up for adoption.


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