From Pittsburgh Post-Gazette :
Beginning Friday, potentially hundreds of thousands of adoptees may get the
answers they’ve wanted. Ohio will throw open a door that had been slammed
shut to as many as 400,000.
Birth certificates and court decrees — some sealed as long as 51 years —
will become available to adoptees or their direct descendants for the first
time without a court order. It remains to be seen, however, whether the
papers that many adoptees have longed to hold in their hands will contain
the information they want.
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