On September 6, 2007, Governor Patrick signed Chapter 109 of the Acts of 2007: AN ACT FURTHER REGULATING ACCESS TO BIRTH CERTIFICATES that affects access to vital records of adopted persons born in Massachusetts. This new law will become effective on December 5, 2007.

The Registry of Vital Records and Statistics will post additional information as it becomes available. Please check this web page periodically for updates.

If you would like to submit a question for "Frequently Asked Questions" (FAQs), please address your email to: vital.regulation@state.ma.us.

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This information is provided by the Massachusetts Registry of Vital Records and Statistics within the Department of Public Health.