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For well over a
century, the Catholic Church in New Jersey has provided adoption services.
Throughout all those years, the Church promised to honor the privacy of
birth parents and adoptees. That promise of privacy also was assured by law
and affirmed by the State Superior Court. Those promises can no longer be
kept. On May 27, 2014, a new law took effect that will allow adoptees and
certain relatives to request and obtain the names of their biological
parents beginning January 1, 2017. Any birth parents who wish to
preserve their privacy must submit a Redaction Request Form to
the New Jersey Department of Health no later than December 31, 2016.
By filing this form, birth parents will be able to keep their names off any
documents provided by the State to adoptees or anyone else. The State made
the Redaction Request Form public on August 3, 2015. The form
can be downloaded at
http://nj.gov/health/forms/reg-36c.pdf If you know
a person who placed a child in adoption, please tell them that if they do
not file a Redaction Request Form, their name and other
information could be given to the adoptee. Anyone needing assistance can
call a HELPLINE AT 609-989-4809.