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Information, support, and resources for those searching in Tennessee.

Access to Adoption Information
State regulations covering access to identifying and non-identifying (non-ID). Who can apply, where, and when.

Search Angel Tips - Tennessee
Additional ideas and resources from others searching for information and records. Don't miss it!

Tennessee Opens the Records
On 9/27/99, the State Supreme Court gave the green light to adult adoptees. There are restrictions on the release of identifying information.

Adoption Agencies
A listing of agencies that have handled adoptions in the state for over 40 years. Addresses and other contact info provided.

Department of Children's Services
Information on adoption records and current state policies.

Forms and Sample Letters
Print-ready material to use as you gather information.

How To Request Your Non-ID
Information on who, where, how, and fees. From Tennessee Mama.

Kerrylynn's Tennessee Search Sites
An extensive listing of search resources and guidelines.

Search State Newspapers
Links to online papers from around the state. Generally a fee for archive searches.

Tennessee Adoption Information Page
State legislative information, office addresses and phone numbers, overview of statutes. A great place to start.

Tennessee Adoption Mailing List
Discussions about all aspects of Tennessee adoptions.

Tennessee Adoption Registry
Registry for all connected to TN adoptions from 1951 to the present. No postings for minor adoptees accepted.

Tennessee County Courthouses
Listed alphabetically by county, with mailing addresses and phone numbers.

Tennessee Mama's Reunion Registry
Tennessee adoptions only.

Tennessee Reunion Registry
Free mutual consent registry for Tennessee adoptions.

Tennessee Search Angels
Search Angels are volunteers who offer their time and talents free of charge to help others in adoption-related searches for birth family members.

Tennessee Vital Records Information
Where to apply, forms to print out and complete, cost of documents.
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