300,000

December 8, 2016 | Number of The Day
Number of sealed birth records that will be opened beginning next month

Parents of babies that were put up for adoption as far back as 1940 have only until December 31 before they can ask for personal identifying information be redacted from sealed adoption records. After that, approximately 300,000 birth certificates will be unsealed at the request of adoptees beginning January 3, 2017.