For the first time in 84 years, adopted people born in New York state have access to their original birth certificates.
A new law to unseal those records went into effect on Wednesday.
Many are calling it a monumental day. Adoptees say having quick and easy access to their original birth certificates is a basic right that has been restored.
"I've always had abandonment issues my whole life, and I have sort of wandered around figuring out where do I belong? Who do I belong to?" explained Cara D'Emanuele.