Rhode Island is making adoption records available for the first time to adults 25 years or older. HOOOORAY!!!
A state law adopted in September, 2011 has recently taken effect, and on 2 July 2012 Governor Lincoln Chafee ceremoniously handed birth records to four adoptees, as dozens more looked on at an auditorium at the Rhode Island Department of Health.
Hopefully this will be the first of many states that will release their adoption records to the public.