Gov. Chris Christie and state lawmakers have reached an historic
agreement that will give adopted New Jerseyans access to their birth
certificates, capping a 34-year effort supporters described as a civil
rights struggle for their identities and medical histories, according to a report in the Star-Ledger.
Under the compromise that will be announced today, adoption records
would be opened in New Jersey for the first time since 1940, when they
were sealed by a court order.