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State Name State Agency NON-ID Adoption Decreee Intermediary System State Registry State Archives Hospital Records Access Year Records Closed
AL Dept. Health, Soc Services Post Adotpion Unit 50 N Ripley Street Montgomery, AL 36130 205/242-9500 Yes Adoptees BParents AParents Yes
Probate Court
Yes Yes Dept. Archives & History Archives & History Building 624 Washington Ave Montgomery, AL 36104 No statute 1931 Open to adoptee age 19
AK Dept. Health, Soc Services Post Adoption Unit Pouch H-05 Juneau, AK 99811 907/465-3631 Yes Most agencies Adoptees Yes
Superior Court
No Yes State Library, History & Archives State Office Building Pouch G Juneau, AK 99801 Can inspect and copy Never
AZ Dept. Economic Security Child, Youth & Family 3001 W. Indian School Road Phoenix, AZ 85017 602/277-3564 Yes Adoptees AParents Bparents Sometimes
Superior Court
Yes Adoptees only Yes State Library Archives & Records State Capitol 1700 W. Washington St. Phoenix, AZ 85007 No Statute 1930
AR Dept. Human Services DSS Adoption Unit POB 1437-Slot 808 Little Rock, AR 72203 501/682-8345 Yes Difficult Adoptees Aparents No
Probate Court
No Yes State Library Archives & Records One Capitol Mall Little Rock, AR 72201 No statute 1935
CA Dept. Social Services Adoption Unit 744 P. Street, MS 19-31 Sacramento, CA 95814 916/445-3146 Yes Most agencies Adoptees Bparents Usually
Superior Court
No Yes State Library Archives & Records 914 Capitol Mall POB 2037 Sacramento, CA 95814 Can inspect and copy 1935
CO Dept. Social Services Post Adoption Unit 1575 Sherman Street Denver, CO 80203 303/866-3209 Most agencies w/court order Sometimes
Juvenile Court (Denver) or District (all others)
Yes Yes CO Historical Society CO Heritage Center 1300 Broadway Denver, CO 80203 Can inspect and copy 1942
State Name State Agency NON-ID Adoption Decreee Intermediary System State Registry State Archives Hospital Records Access Year Records Closed
CT Dept. Child, Youth Post Adoption Unit Undercliff Road Whitehall Building #2 meridian, CT 06450 203/238-6640 All agencies Adoptees Aparents Sometimes
Probate Juvenile Court
Yes Yes Dept. Archives & Records Connecticut State Library 231 Capitol Ave. Hartford, CT 06115 Can inspect and copy 1944
DE Division Social Services CYF Adoption Unit 1825 Faulkland Road Wilmington, DE 19805 302/633-2655 All agencies Adoptees Bparents Aparents Unknown Orphans Superior Family No No Div. Historical & Cultural Affairs Dept. of State Hall of Records Dover, DE 19901 No statute 1913
DC Dept. Health Services Post Adoption Unit 609 H Street NE Washington, DC 20002 202/727-5930 Seldom Rarely District (pre 1956) Superior (post 1956) No No Library of Congress Annex Washington, DC 20540 No statute 1935
FL Health, Rehab Services Post Adoption Unit 1317 Winewood Blvd. Building 8, Room 100 Tallahassee, FL 32399 904/488-8000 Most agencies Adoptees Aparents Sometimes
Circuit Court
Yes Yes Florida State Library Archives & Records R.A. Grey Building Tallahassee, FL 32301 Can inspect and copy 1935
State Name State Agency NON-ID Adoption Decreee Intermediary System State Registry State Archives Hospital Records Access Year Records Closed
GA Dept. Human Services Post Adoption Unit 878 Peachtree St. NE Room 501 Atlanta, GA 30309 404/894-3376 Yes Adoptees Aparents Rarely
Superior Court
Yes Yes Georgia State Library 301 State Judicial Bldg. Capitol Hill Station Atlanta, GA 30308 Can inspect and copy 1935
HI Dept. Social Services Post Adoption Unit POB 339 Honolulu, HI 96809 808/548-2211 Some agencies Adoptees Bparents Aparents Sometimes Family Circuit Court Yes Yes State Archives Iolani Palace Grounds Honolulu, HI 96813 Can copy 1968
ID Dept. Health & Welfare Post Adoption Unit 450 W. State Street Boise, ID 83720 208/334-3456 Some agencies Aparents Sometimes
Probate Magistrate Court
Yes Yes Idaho State Historical Society Library Liby & Archives Bldg. 325 W. State Boise, ID 83702 No statute 1935
IL Dept. Child, Fam. Services Post Adoption Unit 406 E. Monroe Springfield, IL 62706 217/785-2519 Most agencies Sometimes Circuit County Yes Yes Illinois State Archives State Archives Building Springfield, IL 62706 Can inspect and copy 1945
State Name State Agency NON-ID Adoption Decreee Intermediary System State Registry State Archives Hospital Records Access Year Records Closed
IN Social Services Division Dept. Public Welfare 402 W. Washington St. 3rd. Floor, W-364 Indianapolis, IN 46204 317/232-4448 Medical Only Most Agencies Sometimes Circuit Yes Yes for medical Archives Division Indiana State Library 140 N. Senate Ave. Indianapolis, IN 46204 Can inspect and copy 1941
IA Iowa Dept. Health Services Hoover State Office Bldg. Des Moines, IA 50319 515/281-5358 Most agencies Adoptees Aparents Always Superior Probate County Yes Yes IA Hist. & Genealogy Library IA Dept. History & Archives Historical Building E. 12th & Grand Avenue Des Moines, IA 50319 No statute 1945
KS Dept. Social, Rehab. Post Adoption Unit 300 SE Oakley Topeka, KS 66606 913/296-4638 Some agencies Adoptees Sometimes
District Court
No No Kansas State Historical Society Library Memorial Building Topeka, KS 66603 No statute Never Original Birth certificate available
KY Child, Human Resources Post Adoption Unit 275 E. Main Street Frankfort, KY 40621 502/564-2136 All agencies Adoptees Aparents Sometimes
Probate Circuit Court
Yes Yes KY State Library Archives State Govt. Reference Serv. 851 E. Main Frankfort, KY 40601 No statute 1940
State Name State Agency NON-ID Adoption Decreee Intermediary System State Registry State Archives Hospital Records Access Year Records Closed
LA Dept. Social Services Adoption Program POB 3318 Baton Rouge, LA 70821 504/342-9925 Most agencies Adoptees Aparents Never
Circuit District Juvenile Court
No Yes Over age 25 State Library POB 131 760 Riverside Mall Baton Rouge, LA 70801 Can copy 1977
ME Dept. Human Services 221 State Street Statehouse Augusta, ME 04333 207/289-5060 All agencies Adoptees Bparents Aparents Never
District Juvenile Probate Court
No Yes State Library LMA Building Statehouse Augusta, ME 04333 Can copy 1953 Original birth certificate available pre 9/1953
MD Dept. Human Resources Social Services Admin. 311 W. Saratoga Street Baltimore, MD 21201 301/333-0235 Some agencies Sometimes
Probate Circuit Court
No Yes includes siblings MD State Library Court Appeals Bldg. 361 Rose Boulevard Annapolic, MD 21401 Can inspect and copy 1948
MA Dept. Social Services Post Adoption Unit 150 Causeway Street Boston, MA 02210 617/727-0900 All agencies Adoptee Bparent Aparent usually
Domestic Relation, Probate Court
No No Waiver through agencies State Library 341 State House Room 49 Boston, MA 02133 Can inspect and copy 1972
State Name State Agency NON-ID Adoption Decreee Intermediary System State Registry State Archives Hospital Records Access Year Records Closed
MI Dept. Social Services Post Adoption Unit POB 30037 Lansing, MI 48909 517/373-3513 All agencies Adoptees Aparents Seldom
Probate Court
Yes Yes State Library 735 E. Michigan Lansing, MI 48933 Can inspect and copy 1925
MN Dept. Human Services Post Adoption Unit 444 Lafayette Road St. Paul, MN 55155 612/296-3740 All agencies Adoptees Bparents Aparents Usually
Probate Court
Yes Yes MN Historical Society Library 690 Cedar Street St. Paul, MN 55202 Can Copy 1941
MS Dept. Human Services Post Adoption Unit POB 352 Jackson, MS 39205 601/354-6628 Some agencies Adoptees Aparents No
Chancery Court
No Yes Dept. Archives & History Archives History Bldg. Capitol Green Jackson, MS 39205 Can inspect and copy 1935
MO Dept. Social Services Post Adoption Unit POB 68 Jefferson City, MO 65103 314/751-2502 State level Adoptees Aparents Unknown
Juvenile Div. Co. Circuit Court
Yes Yes State Library 308 E. High Street POB 387 Jefferson City, MO 65101 Can inspect and copy 1917
State Name State Agency NON-ID Adoption Decreee Intermediary System State Registry State Archives Hospital Records Access Year Records Closed
MT Dept. Family Services Post Adoption Unit POB 8005 Helena, MT 59604 406/444-5900 Some agencies Adoptees Aparents No
District Tribal Court
No No State Library 930 E. Lyndale Ave. Helena, MT 59601 Can inspect and copy 1973
NE Div. Social Services Post Adoption Unit 301 Centennial Mall S. Lincoln, NE 68509 402/471-9457 Most agencies Adoptees Aparents No
County Court
Yes Yes State Historical Society Library 1500 & R. Streets Lincoln, NE 68503 No Statute 1941
NV Dept. Human Resources Post Adoption Unit 711 E. 5th Capitol Mall Complex Carson City, NV 89710 702/687-4968 Yes Sometimes
District Court
No Yes State Library Archives Division 401 N. Carson Street Carson City, NV 89710 Can inspect and copy 1935
NH Dept. Health & Human Post Adoption Unit 6 Hazen Drive Concord, NH 03301 603/271-4707 Most agencies Adoptees Usually
Probate Court
Yes Yes State Library Archives 20 Park Street Concord, NH 03301 No statute 1938
State Name State Agency NON-ID Adoption Decreee Intermediary System State Registry State Archives Hospital Records Access Year Records Closed
NJ Div. Youth, Family Post Adoption Unit 50 E. State Street, CN 719 Trenton, NJ 08625 609/633-3991 Most agencies Seldom
Domestic Superior Juvenile County Court
No Yes State Library Archives & History 185 W. State Street Trenton, NJ 08625 Can inspect and copy 1941
NM Human Services Dept. Adoption Services POB 2348 Santa Fe, NM 87504 505/827-4109 Dept. Social Services Always
District Court
Yes Yes State Library 300 Don Gasper Street Santa Fe, NM 87501 Can inspect 1950
NY Div. Social Services Post Adoption Unit 40 N. Pearl Street Albany, NY 12243 518/474-9447 Most agencies Adoptees Aparents Never
Surrogate Supreme Family Court
No Yes NY State Historical Association Fenimore House, Lake Rd. Cooperstown, NY 13326 Can inspect and copy 1936
NC Dept. Human Services Post Adoption Unit 325 N. Salisbury Raleigh, NC 27611 919/733-3801 Some agencies Adoptees Always
Superior Court
No No State Library Div. Archives & History Dept. Cultural Resources 109 E. Jones St. Raleigh, NC 27611 No statute 1938
State Name State Agency NON-ID Adoption Decreee Intermediary System State Registry State Archives Hospital Records Access Year Records Closed
ND Dept. Human Services Post Adoption Unit 600 E. Blvd. Avenue Bismarck, ND 58505 701/224-4805 All agencies Adoptees Bparents Aparents Unknown
District Probate Court
Yes Yes State Library Highway 83, North Bismarck, ND 58505 No statute 1935
OH Dept. Human Services Post Adoption Unit 30 E. Broad Street Columbus, OH 43266 614/466-8510 Most agencies Adoptees Aparents Usually
Probate Court
Yes Yes State Library Archives & Records 65 S. Front Street Columbus, OH 43215 Can inspect and copy 1964 Original Bcert. available pre 1964
OK Post Adoption Unit Dept. Human Services POB 25352 Oklahoma City, OK 73125 405/521-2475 Most agencies Adoptees Aparents Usually
Childrens District County Court
No Yes OK Historical Society historical Building 2100 N. Lincoln Blvd. Oklahoma City, OK 73105 Can inspect and copy 1953
OR Dept. Human Resources CSD Adoption Unit 500 Summer NE Salem, Or 97310 503/378-4121 All agencies Adoptees Bparents Aparents Sometimes
Circuit Court
Yes Yes State Library Oregon Collections Room Summer & Court Streets Salem, OR 97310 No Statute 1957
State Name State Agency NON-ID Adoption Decreee Intermediary System State Registry State Archives Hospital Records Access Year Records Closed
PA Dept. Pubic Welfare CYF Adoption Unit POB 2675 Harrisburg, PA 17120 717/787-7756 Most agencies Adoptees Aparents Never
Common Pleas Court
Yes No State Library Walnut Street & Commonwealth Ave. Harrisburg, PA 17120 Can inspect and copy 1978
RI Dept. Children & Families Post Adoption Unit 610 Mt. Pleasant Ave. Providence, RI 02908 401/457-5342 Most agencies Adoptees Bparents Aparents Seldom
Probate Family Court
No Yes State Library Archives Division State House 82 Smith Street Providence, RI 02903 No statute 1944
SC Dept. Social Services Div. Adult Public Service POB 1520 Columbia, SC 29202 803/734-6095 Most agencies Aparents Usually
Family Court
No Yes State Library Dept. Archives & History 1500 Senate Street Columbia, SC 29201 No statute 1963
SD Dept. Social Service Post Adoption Unit 700 Governor?s Dr. Pierre, SD 57501 605/773-3227 Yes Adoptees Bparents Aparents Yes
Circuit Court
No Yes State Library Historical Resources Sold & Sail Mem. Bldg. E. Capitol Pierre, SC 57501 Can copy unknown
State Name State Agency NON-ID Adoption Decreee Intermediary System State Registry State Archives Hospital Records Access Year Records Closed
TN Dept. Human Services Post Adoption Unit 400 Deadrick Street Nashville, TN 37248 615/741-5935 Yes Adoptees Aparents Usually
Probate County Chancry Circuit Court
Yes Yes State Library & Archives 403 7th Avenue N. Nashville, TN 37219 Can inspect and copy 1950
TX Dept. Human Resources Post Adoption Unit POB 2960 Austin, TX 78714 512/450-3301 Most agencies Adoptees Bparents Aparents Usually
Circuit Chancery District Court
No Yes State Library Archives/Library Bldg. 1201 Brazos Austin, TX 78711 No statute 1935
UT Dept. Social Services DFS Adoption Unit 120 N. 200 West Salt Lake City, UT 84103 801-538-4100 Most agencies Adoptees Bparents Aparents Never
District Court
No Yes Utah State Historical Society Library 603 E. South Temple Salt Lake City, UT 84102 No statute Always
VT Dept. Social Services Post Adoption Unit 103 S. Main Street Waterbury, VT 05676 802/241-2131 All agencies Adoptees Bparents Aparents Rarely
Probate Court
No Yes Vermont Historical Society Library Pavilion Office Bldg. 109 State Montpelier, VT 05602 No statute 1946
State Name State Agency NON-ID Adoption Decreee Intermediary System State Registry State Archives Hospital Records Access Year Records Closed
VA Div. Social Services Post Adoption Unit 8007 Discovery Drive Richmond, VA 23229 804/662-9855 Most agencies Adoptees Aparents Usually
Circuit Court
No Yes Vstate Library Building Archives Division 12 & Capitol Streets Richmond, VA 23219 Can copy 1935
WA Dept. Social, Health Post Adoption Unit Office Building #2 Olympia, WA 98504 206/753-0965 Yes Adoptees Bparents Aparents Always
Superior Family Court
Yes No State Library Archives Division State Library Bldg. Olympia, WA 98504 No statute 1953
WV Dept. Health Human Res.
Post Adoption Unit,
Capitol Comp. Bldg 6, Rm B-850
Charleston, WV 25305
304-558-7980
Most agencies Adoptees Aparents Usually
Juvenile Circuit Court
No Yes West Virginia Historical Society Cultural Center Capitol Complex Charleston, WV 25305 Can copy 1935
WI Dept. Health, Social Post Adoption Unit POB 7851 Madison, WI 53707 608/266-7163 All agencies Adoptees Aparents Never
Probate Circuit Court
No Yes Wisconsin State Historical Society U. of Wisconsin 816 State Street Madison, WI 53706 Can inspect and copy 1929
WY Dept. Health & Soc. DFS Adoption Unit Hathaway Building Cheyenne, WY 82002 307/777-6789 Most agencies Adoptees Aparents Unknown
District Court
Unknown Yes State Library Archives & Records Supreme Court and Library Building Cheyenne, WY 82001 No statute 1935
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