In 1950 I relinquished my son to adoption in N.J. In 1981, after mailing inquiries to numerous possible "sources" I received an anonymous note containing his adopted name! A N.J. phone book produced a number. I asked the male who responded to take down my name & number in case we got disconnected & proceeded to name the date & place of the son I had known for only ten days. He replied, "That was me!" His original birth certificate had been in the possession of his parents from the time he entered their home. (Along with the medical records from the agency.) So, please don't accept the argument that the state of N.J. has a sacred obligation mandating that the original certificate of birth cannot be provided to adults adopted in that state.