I am having trouble getting adoption records released. I was born at the Burdett-Tomlin Hospital in Cape May NJ in July 1966. I was adopted by George Burnett Batten and Mildred Opal Batten. In 1974 Opal murdered George in Texas and I was sent away to different foster homes until I reacehd the age of 17. At the age of 30 I learned I was adopted and have tried to get the family courts to open the records to locate my birth mother. No luck. Any suggestions? Should I look for an attorney in NJ to petition the courts? Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.