Adoption bill may help some New Jersey residents shed light on their past

(12/06/04) TRENTON The state Senate passed a bill Monday that will give adopted residents more access to information about their real parents.

Many of those who are adopted and support the bill say the measure will give them a better sense of identity. They also say it will help give them a more complete picture of their medical history.

However, not all residents think the bill is a good idea. Some who oppose its passing feel it may lead to unwelcome and forced reunions between biological parents and the children they gave up for adoption.

The adoption bill must be given the green light by the Assembly before it becomes law.

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