Saturday, July 22, 2006

A BIT BUSY THESE DAYS

Sorry folks have been a bit busy with work this week and health issues. I had a bad pap smear. So I have to go to a specialist on Monday. I am looking at another battle with cancer. So I will probably asking for a hysterectomy. Since I have two children and I have experienced this in the past, I hope the doctor will go along with it.

I am also including the U. S. Territories in my access to adoption records information series.

Guam:

WHO HAS ACCESS TO THE INFORMATION:

Adoption records are accessible only to persons or agencies that have a legitimate interest in adoption. (I wonder if adoptees are considered to have an legitimate interest in adoption>)

ACCESS TO NON IDENTIFYING INFORMATION:

Social records may be furnished to persons and agencies having a legitimate interest in the protections, welfare, and treatment of the child or in RESEARCH STUDIES, in such a manner as the court determines.

MUTUAL ACCESS TO INDENTIFYING INFORMATION;

Only available via a court order.

ACCESS TO THE ORIGINAL BIRTH CERTIFICATE:

Only available via a court order

WHERE THE INFORMATION IS LOCATED:

It is with the court that approved the adoption.

HAWAII:

WHO HAS ACCESS TO INFORMATION:

Health information may be provided to: The adoptee, the adoptive parent, and the adoptive minor's guardian or custodian.

Adoption records may be accessed by: The adoptee, the adoptive parents, and the birth parents.

ACCESS TO NONIDENTIFYING INFORMATION: Basically health information is released. Adoption agencies are now required to get as much health information as possible. The agency may also get a confidential waiver signed by the birthmother in order to release her medical records.

MUTUAL ACCESS TO IDENTIFYING INFORMATION:

Only available via a court order.

ACCESS TO THE ORIGINAL BIRTH CERTIFICATE:

The adoptee can only get it via a court order but the birth parent can get a copy of it.

WHERE THE INFORMATION IS LOCATED:

Family court central registry.

4 comments:

Mia said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you Amy.

Thank you for posting all of this information!!!

Marie Jarrell said...

I send my best thoughts and wishes to you. Let us know how things go...hugs.

Daughter of 2 women said...

Hope everything turns out okay. I bet they will respect your wishes.

Attila The Mom said...

Oh geez, Amy, I'm so sorry. Hope it turns out ok. :-(