Adoptee OBCs

Mackenzie Farkus filed this request with the Department of Public Health of Massachusetts.
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From: Mackenzie Farkus

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Massachusetts Public Records Law, I hereby request the following records:

All documents on or related to adoptees born between July 17, 1974 and January 1, 2008 trying to gain access to OBCs. If there is a document/database listing the number of OBC request denials per year, please include that as well.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as we believe this request is in the public interest, as suggested but not stipulated by the recommendations of the Massachusetts Supervisor of Public Records. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

I expect the request to be filled in an accessible format, including for screen readers, which provide text-to-speech for persons unable to read print. Files that are not accessible to screen readers include, for example, .pdf image files as well as physical documents.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 business days, as the statute requires.


Mackenzie Farkus

From: Department of Public Health

Dear Mackenzie Farkus,
Attached to this email is the response from the Department of Public health to your public records request below.

Helen Rush-Lloyd
Records Access Officer
Massachusetts Department of Public Health
250 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02108<>
Office: 617-624-5223
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