I am an adoptive parent of a minor child and would like to get information from my child's record. What type of information is available to me?As an adoptive parent of a minor child, you would be entitled to receive nonidentifying information from the adoption record.
Nonidentifying information is defined as: Date, time and place of birth of the adopted person including the hospital, city, county and state An account of the health, psychological and genetic history of the child, including an account of the child's prenatal care; mental condition at birth; any drug or medication taken by the child's mother during pregnancy; and subsequent medical, psychological, psychiatric, or dental examination and diagnosis; any psychological evaluation done when the child was under the jurisdiction of the court; any neglect or physical, sexual or emotional abuse suffered by the child; and a record of any immunizations and health care the child received while in foster care. An account of the health, psychological, and genetic history of the biological parents and other members of the child's family including any known hereditary condition or disease; the health of each parent at the child's birth, a summary of the findings of any medical, psychological, or psychiatric evaluation of each parent at the time of placement; and, if a parent is deceased, the cause of and the age at death. Description of the adoptee and the adoptee's birth family including:
- given first name of the adoptee at birth
- age and sex of siblings of adoptee
- adoptee's enrollment and performance in school, educational testing results and special education needs
- adoptee's racial, ethnic and religious background and a general description of birth parents including age
- account of adoptee's past and existing relationship with any relative, foster parent or other individual or facility with whom the adoptee had lived or visited on a regular basis. The account shall not include names and address of individuals.
- educational, occupational, professional, athletic or artistic achievement of the birth family
- circumstances of any court order terminating parental rights of birth parents
- length of time between termination of parental rights and child's placement
- status of termination, voluntary, or court ordered
- any information necessary to determine the child's eligibility for state or federal benefits including financial, medical or other assistance.
Any agency or court may supplement this information with appropriate additional nonidentifying information.