Who May Access the Information:
The adoptive parents of the adoptee
The adopted person
The adoptee's children
The birthparent of the Adopted Person
Any welfare agency having custody of the adopted person
Non identifying information is available to the above listed persons. This information includes health, genetic, and social history of the child.
Indentifying information can be accessed by filing an affidavit with the adoption registry. After filing this affadavit, the administrator will process each to see if there is a match between the adoptee and the birthparents or other relatives. Both parties must receive counseling before they are matched.
Access to the original birth certificte is only available via a court order.
The information is located with the Arkansas mutual consent voluntary adoption registry and the licensed agency involved in the adoption.
Who has Access to the information:
The adoptee, the birthparent and the adoptive parent of a child who is under age 21
Non identifying information about the birthparent and adopted person is provided to the adoptive parents.
Mutual Access to Identifying Information
Both the adoptee and the birthparents must have signed consent on file. Then they can make contact. This also can be done through the adoption agency.
Access to the Original Birth Certificate:
Only available via court order.
Who has Access:
The adoptee, The birth parents, the adoptive parents, the adult child of the adoptee or the spouse, and The birthgrandparent with the consent of the birthparents
Access to non identifying information:
Prior to 9-1-99 access to the adoption record is available through a confidential intermediary.
Adoptions finalized after 9-1-99 all records shall be open to inspection by persons listed above.
Where is the information located:
Colorado Voluntary Adoption Registry
Colorado Confidential Intermediary Services
Child placement agency involved in the adoption.
Who has access to non Identifying information:
The adoptee, the adoptive parents, adult descendants
Who has access to identifying information:
Any birth parent
Any adult birth sibling
The non identifying information shall be provided to the adoptive parents prior to the finalization of the adoption
The birtparents may access the information at any time for the purposes of verifying, correcting or adding.
Mutual Access to Indentifying Information: Adoptees and birth parents must apply in writing or in person to the child placing agency the request of identifying information. Both parties have to give consent.
Access to Original Birth Certificate: Court ordered.
Who has the information: The department and each child placing agency involved in the adoption shall maintain the registries along with the Connecticut Department of Children and Families, Office of Foster and Adoption Services.
Between the have and have nots, those that know better, and mutual registries, when will we adoptees every be considered adults.