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§ 5078. Adoption; new and amended birth certificate
(a) When the State Registrar receives a report of adoption, a report of an amended adoption, or a report that an adoption has been set aside as provided in 15A V.S.A. § 3-801, or a record of adoption prepared and filed in accordance with the laws of another state or foreign country, he or she shall proceed as prescribed in 15A V.S.A. § 3-802.
(b) If prior to July 1, 2019 a new birth certificate was issued following an adoption that contains a notation that it was issued by authority of this chapter, contains the filing dates of the original and the new birth certificate, or otherwise contains information that facially distinguishes it from an original, the adoptive parent or the adoptee if 14 years of age or older may apply to the State Registrar to issue a replacement birth certificate that does not contain distinguishing information. The State Registrar shall issue the replacement and notify any town clerk with custody of the version that contains distinguishing information, who shall substitute the latter with the replacement birth certificate. The town clerk shall send the version that contains distinguishing information to the State Registrar, who shall keep it confidential.
(f) [Repealed.] (Amended 1959, No. 329 (Adj. Sess.), § 27, eff. March 1, 1961; 1979, No. 142 (Adj. Sess.), § 13; 1985, No. 229 (Adj. Sess.), § 2; 2017, No. 46, § 30, eff. July 1, 2018; 2018, No. 11 (Sp. Sess.), § I.8, eff. July 1, 2019.)