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I know the court and/or agency that hold the adoption record. What do I do now?

Most courts and agencies ask that all requests for information from an adoption record be placed in writing. The agency or court may require a fee for disclosing information from an adoption record. The adoption law indicates that this fee can be no more than $60.00.

A request for information should include as much information as possible. The child's complete name (this can be the birth name and/or the adoptive name), the child's date of birth, the name of the parents (the birth parents and/or the adoptive parents), and, if known, the court and/or agency that handled the adoption. The form FIA 1925, "Request by Adult Adoptee for Identifying Information" is available FOR THE ADOPTEE to use.