Who May Access Information Citation: Ann. Stat. § 59-2122
The files and records of the court in adoption proceedings shall not be open to inspection or copy by persons other than the parties in interest and their attorneys, representatives of the State Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services, and the Commission on Judicial Performance in the discharge of the commission's duties, except upon an order of the court expressly permitting the same. As used in this section, parties in interest shall not include genetic parents once a decree of adoption is entered.
Access to Nonidentifying Information Citation: Ann. Stat. § 59-2122
The Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services may contact the adoptive parents of the minor child or the adult adoptee at the request of the genetic parents in the event of a health or medical need. The department may contact the adult adoptee at the request of the genetic parents for any reason.
Mutual Access to Identifying Information Citation: Ann. Stat. § 59-2122
Identifying information shall not be shared with the genetic parents without the permission of the adoptive parents of the minor child or the adult adoptee.
Access to Original Birth Certificate Citation: Ann. Stat. § 65-2423
The original birth certificate is a sealed document that may be opened by the State Registrar only upon the demand of the adult adoptee or by an order of the court.
Where the Information Can Be Located
Kansas Department of Children and Family Services, Post Adoption Search and Records
An adopted adult may receive all information in the file.
Kansas State Vital Records Office Office of Vital Statistics 900 SW Jackson Topeka, KS 66612-2221 (785) 296-1400
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