Out-of-State Agencies

Online Resources for State Child Welfare Law and Policy
This U.S. Department of Health and Human Services publication provides web addresses for State statutes accessible online and lists the parts of the code for each State and territory that contain the laws addressing child protection, adoption, and child welfare. It also provides web addresses for States' regulation and policy sites, State court rules, and other judicial resources.

Alabama
State Department of Human Resources
50 N. Ripley Street
Montgomery, AL 36130
Telephone: (334) 242-1310

Alaska
State Registrar of Vital Statistics
Special Services Unit
Department of Health and Social Services
P.O. Box 110675
Juneau, AK 99801-0675
Telephone: (907) 465-3618

Arizona
Arizona Confidential Intermediary Program
Arizona Supreme Court
1507 W. Washington, Suite 104
Phoenix, AZ 85005
Telephone: (602) 452-3947

Arkansas
Arkansas Mutual Consent Voluntary Adoption Registry
Arkansas Department of Human Services
Division of Children and Family Services
P.O. Box 1437, Slot S565
Little Rock, AR 72203-1437
Telephone: (501) 682-8094

California
Department of Social Services
744 P Street, M.S. 19-67
Sacramento, CA 95814
Telephone: (916) 651-8088

Colorado
Colorado Voluntary Adoption Registry
Health Statistics and Vital Records
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
4300 Cherry Creek Drive
Denver, CO 80246-1530
Telephone: (303) 692-2188

Connecticut
Department of Children and Families
Search Unit
505 Hudson Street
Hartford, CT 06106
Telephone: (806) 550-6578

Delaware
Department of Services Children, Youth & Their Families
1825 Faulkland Road
Wilmington, DE 19805-1195
Telephone: (302) 633-2655

District of Columbia
Does not have an adoption law for accessing information contained in closed adoption records.

Florida
Florida Adoption Reunion Registry
1317 Winewood Boulevard
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0700
Telephone: (850) 488-8000

Georgia
Georgia Adoption Reunion Registry
2 Peachtree Street, NW Suite 8-207
Atlanta, GA 30303-3142
Telephone: 888-328-0055

Hawaii
Adoption Records Unit
Family Court, 1st Circuit
P.O. Box 3498
Honolulu, HI 96811-3498
Telephone: (808) 539-4424

Idaho
Voluntary Adoption Registry
Department of Health and Welfare
Bureau of Health Policy and Vital Statistics
450 W. State Street, First Floor
P.O. Box 83720
Boise, ID 83720-0036
Telephone: (208) 334-5990

Illinois
Adoption Registry
Illinois Department of Public Health
Division of Vital Records
605 W. Jefferson Street
Springfield, IL 62702-5097
Telephone: (217) 557-5159 or 1-877-323-5299

Indiana
Indiana Adoption History Registry
Indiana State Department of Health
2 North Meridian Street
P.O. Box 7125
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Telephone: (317) 233-1289

Iowa
Department of Human Services
Hoover State Office Building, 5th Floor
Des Moines, IA 50319-0114
Telephone: (515) 281-6216
Fax: (515) 281-4597

Kansas
Social and Rehabilitation Services
Children and Family Policy
Docking State Office Bldg., 5th Floor South
915 SW Harrison Street
Topeka, KS 66612
Telephone: (785) 368-8171

Kentucky
Health and Family Services
Department of Community Based Services
Cabinet for Families and Children
275 East Main Street, 3C-E
Frankfort, KY 40621
Telephone: (502) 564-2147

Louisiana
Louisiana Voluntary Adoption Registry
Office of Community Service
P.O. Box 3318
Baton Rouge, LA 70821
Telephone: (225) 342-9922 or 1-800-259-2456

Maine
Department of Human Services
Office of Vital Records
11 State House Station
221 State Street
Augusta, ME 04333-0011
Telephone: (207) 287-3181

Maryland
Department of Human Resources
Social Services Administration
Adoption Search, Contact and Reunion Services
311 West Saratoga Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Telephone: (410) 767-7663 or 1-800-39-ADOPT

Massachusetts
Adoption Search Coordinator
Department of Social Services
24 Farnsworth Street
Boston, MA 02210
Telephone: (617) 727-0900

Minnesota
Department of Human Services
444 LaFayette Road
St. Paul, MN 55155-3831
Telephone: (651) 296-2795

Mississippi
Department of Health
570 E. Woodrow Wilson Drive
PO Box 1700
Jackson, MS 39215-1700
Telephone: (601) 576-7400

Missouri
Department of Social Services
Children's Services
Adoption Information Registry
P.O. Box 88
Jefferson, MO 65103-0088
Telephone: (800) 554-2222

Montana
Department of Public Health and Human Services
Child and Family Services
1400 Broadway
Helena, MT 59604
Telephone: (406) 444-5900

Nebraska
Department of Health and Human Services
PO Box 95044
Lincoln, NE 68509-5044
Telephone: (402) 471-2306

Nevada
Division of Child and Family Services
4126 Technology Way, 3rd Floor
Carson City, NV 89706
Telephone: (775) 684-4400

New Hampshire
Division of Children, Youth, and Families
Foster Care & Adoption Programs
129 Pleasant Street
Concord, NH 03301-3857
Telephone: (603) 271-4711
Toll Free: (800) 852-3345

New Jersey
Department of Children and Families
222 S. Warren Street
PO Box 729, 3rd Floor
Trenton, NJ 08625
Telephone: (609) 984-4500

New Mexico
Department of Children, Youth, and Families
P.O. Drawer 5160
Santa Fe, NM 87502-5160
Telephone: (505) 827-8400

New York
New York State Department of Health
Adoption and Medical Information Registry
P.O. Box 2602
Albany, NY 12220-2602
Telephone: (518) 474-9600

North Carolina
State Division of Social Services
325 North Salisbury Street
Raleigh, NC 27603
Telephone: (919) 733-9386

North Dakota
Department of Human Services
600 East Boulevard Avenue. Dept. 325
Bismarck, ND 58505-0250
Telephone: (701) 328-2316
Toll Free: (800) 245-3736

Ohio
Ohio Department of Health
Vital Statistics
PO Box 118
Columbus, OH 43216-0118
Telephone: (614) 466-4784

Oklahoma
Department of Human Services
Children and Family Services Division
Post Adoption Services
P.O. Box 25352
Oklahoma City, OK 73125
Telephone: (405) 521-2475

Oregon
Department of Human Services
Adoption Registry
2nd Floor South
500 Summer Street NE, E71
Salem, OR 97301-1068
Telephone: (503) 945-6643 or (503) 945-5670

Pennsylvania
Adoption Medical History Registry
4th Floor, Bertolino Building
P.O. Box 2675
Harrisburg, PA 17105-2675
Telephone: (800) 227-0225

Rhode Island
State of Rhode Island - Providence Plantations
Family Court - Providence County
One Dorrance Plaza
Providence, RI 02903
Telephone: (401) 458-3290

South Carolina
South Carolina Department of Social Services
Adoption Reunion Registry
P.O. Box 1520
Columbia, SC 29202-1520
Telephone: (803) 898-7318

South Dakota
Adoption Unit
Department of Social Services
Child Protection Services
700 Governors Drive
Pierre, SD 57501
Telephone: (605) 773-3227

Tennessee
Department of Children's Services
Post Adoption Services
436 6th Avenue, North
Nashville, TN 37243-1290
Telephone: (615) 532-5637

Texas
Central Adoption Registry
Department of State Health Services
P.O. Box 149347
Austin, TX 78714-9347
Telephone: (888) 963-7111 ext. 7388

Utah
Department of Health
Bureau of Vital Records
288 North 1460 West
P.O. Box 141012
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-1012
Telephone: (801) 538-6363

Vermont
Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services
Vermont Adoption Registry
103 S. Main Street
Waterbury, VT 05671-2401
Telephone: (802) 241-2122

Virginia
Virginia Department of Social Services
Permanency Unit 7 N. Eighth Street
Richmond, VA 23219-1849
Telephone: (804) 726-7000
Toll Free: (800) 552-3434

Washington
Department of Social & Health Services
Adoption Archives
P.O. Box 45713
Olympia, WA 98504

West Virginia
Department of Health & Human Services
Office of Social Services
350 Capitol Street, Room 691
Charleston, WV 25301-3704
Telephone: (304) 558-7980

Wisconsin
Department of Health & Family Services
Adoption Records Search Program
P.O. Box 8916
Madison, WI 53708-8916
Telephone: (608) 266-7163

Wyoming
Department of Family Services
Hathaway Building, 3rd Floor
2300 Capitol Avenue
Cheyenne, WY 82002-0490
Telephone: (307) 473-3924