A new law goes into effect Wednesday that will allow people who were adopted as children to get a certified copy of their birth certificate, allowing them to see information about their birth and biological parents for the first time. For central New York state Assemblywoman Pam Hunter, the new law is personal.
Hunter had her annual mammogram earlier this month and noticed a sign on the wall.
"It said 'do you know your cancer risk?'," she said.
Hunter couldn’t answer that question, because she is adopted.