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Which States Have Open Adoption Records?


Question: Which States Have Open Adoption Records?

According to the Child Welfare Information Gateway and The American Adoption Congress - Alabama, Alaska, Kansas, Maine, New Hampshire, and Oregon have open adoption records. This means that an adoptee can receive copies of their adoption file without restriction once the adoptee turns 18. All that is required is the filing of a simple application.

There are other states that allow an adoptee to have access to some information and documentation, but with restrictions.

Child Welfare Information Gateway
American Adoption Congress

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