As part of the adoption planning process, the department or agency may provide information to the birth parents and to the adoptive parents as follows:
An adoptee who is age 21 or older may request an agency to assist in locating a birth relative. When the relative is located, he or she may make a no-contact declaration. If the declaration is not made, the agency may release the birth parent or sibling's current name, address, and telephone number to the adoptee.
Access to Original Birth Certificate
Citation: Ann. Code Tit. 13, § 923
The adoptee who is age 21 or older may request a copy of the original birth certificate unless the birth parent has filed an affidavit denying release of identifying information.
Where the Information Can Be Located
Credits: Child Welfare Information Gateway (http://www.childwelfare.gov)
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