"Unrestricted" means an adult adoptee may apply for
and obtain their own original birth certificate without
any restrictions or conditions, other than following
regular procedures for obtaining a state vital record.
"Compromised" means that that states have limited the
rights of adult adoptees to obtain their own original
birth certificates in various ways.
"Restricted" typically means that adult adoptees have no
specific rights to request and obtain their own original
birth certificates, except by court order.