Published March 01, 2013
NEW YORK – A New Yorker who believes his birth mother "sold" him as a baby in 1945 is suing the city to get a birth certificate with the name he's always known.
The New York City Law Department tells the New York Post it's reviewing the case of Albert Higgins of Livingston Manor.
He discovered while trying to renew a driver's license that there was no birth certificate under his name.
The 67-year-old says that in 1995, his dying mother revealed she bought him from a Bronx neighbor. He says an old handwritten note contained his birth parents' names.
Higgins says a birth certificate exists under the name Garry Swingle. His goal is to be legally recognized under that name, then get a birth certificate with the name he's always used.