Open Adoption Records (Chapter 16 in The Adoption Law Handbook: Practice, Resources, and Forms for Family Law Professionals. Second edition).
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Intended for family law professionals, this chapter explores the movement toward open adoption records. It discusses adoption searches and reunions, strategies for preparing the adoptee or birth parent to open records, non-identifying and identifying information, mutual voluntary or mutual consent registries, other methods of obtaining consent, restrictions on the release of non-identifying information, and access to the original birth certificate. 26 references.
GUIDELINES; ADOPTION PREPARATION; ADOPTION PROCESS; LAWYERS; LAWYERS ROLE; OPEN ADOPTION; ADOPTION RECORDS ACCESS; SEARCH FOR BIRTH PARENTS