State Programs & Registries
 
 
International Soundex Reunion Registry (ISRR)
P.O. Box 371179
Las Vegas, Nevada 89137
(775) 882-7755 or 888-886-ISRR

 

Research Etc. recommends signing up with this trusted agency as the first step in a triad member’s search. 


State Programs & Registries

 

Alabama - Search & Consent - C.I.

 

                Search and Consent with Affidavit System for adoptee age 19.
                Court appointed intermediary by AA request when no consent on file.

                Has a registry; intermediaries may do search via registry filings

 

                Family Services (Adoptions)

                50 Ripley Street

                Montgomery, AL 36130

 

               

 

Alaska - Open Records

 

                Adoptee 18 or older can receive the original birth certificate.
                Birth parent can receive names and addresses if there is consent on file.

 

                Family & Youth Services (Adoptions)

                PO Box 110630

                Juneau, AK 99811-0630

 

Arizona - C.I. Program

 

                The Confidential Intermediary Program certifies and monitors               

                Confidential Intermediaries (CIs) through the Certification and        

                Licensing Division of the Arizona Supreme Court. CIs provide a             

               service to help facilitate contact between parties of an adoption               

               (Adoption triad members) or siblings separated as a result of a                

               dependency action (SIX).

 

                Call or email for more information:

 

          (602) 452-3957

                (TT) (602) 452-3545

                cip@courts.az.gov

 

                Child/Youth/Families Adoptions

                PO Box 6123

                Phoenix, AZ 85005

 

Arkansas - Adoption Registry - Agency Registries - C.I.*

 

                *Court order for confidential intermediary.

                Each agency must retain a registry.

                Arkansas Mutual Consent Voluntary Adoption Registry
                P.O. Box 1437, Slot 808
                Little Rock, AR 77203-1437
                (501) 682-8462

 

                Child/Family Services (Adoptions)

                Div. Social Services Adoptions

                PO Box 1437 (Slot 636)

                Little Rock, AR 72203

                (501) 682-1569

 

California - Affidavit System - Adoption Registry

 

                Affidavit system for adoptions finalized after January 1, 1984.

 

                Mutual Consent Program

 

                California Department of Social Services
                Adoption Support Unit
                744 P Street, MS 3-31
                Sacramento, CA 95814

               

Colorado - C.I. Program - Adoption Registry

 

                Colorado Confidential Intermediary Services
                P.O. Box 260460
                Lakewood, CO 80226-0460
                (303) 237-6919

                Website: www.cocis.org

 

                Colorado Voluntary Adoption Registry
                Colorado Department of Health
                4300 Cherry Creek Drive, South
                Denver, CO 80222-1530
                (303) 692-2188

Connecticut - Adoption Registry - Agency Registries - Search & Consent

 

                Each agency must maintain a registry.

                Intermediary Waiver System.

 

                Connecticut Department of Children and Families
                Office of Foster and Adoption Services
                505 Hudson Street
                Hartford, CT 06106
                (860) 550-6578
                (860) 550-6726 (fax)

                http://www.state.ct.us/dcf/foster.htm

 

Delaware - Search & Consent

 

 

                 If birth parents have not filed a veto, adoptees can obtain their original               

                 birth certificate at age 21.

 

                Children/Youth/Family (Adoptions)

                1825 Faulkland Road

                Wilmington, DE 19805

 

Washington D.C. - No State Registry

 

                Non Identifying Information at court’s discretion.

               

                Dept. Human Health Services/ Adoptions

                609 “H” St. NE, 3rd Floor

                Washington, DC 20002

 

 

Florida - Adoption Registry - Notice & Consent - C.I.*

 

                *if no consent by birth parent then adult adoptee can request a CI to   

                 contact birth parent to be advised of the registry.        

 

                Florida Adoption Reunion Registry
                Florida Department of Health and Rehabilitation Services
                2811-E Industrial Plaza Drive
                Tallahassee, FL 32301
                (850) 353-0679
                (800) 962-3678

 

                Dept. Child/Families/Adoption

                1317 Winewood Blvd. #7

                Tallahassee, FL 32399-0700

 

 

Georgia - Adoption Registry - Notice & Consent

 

                Notice and Consent for adult adoptee.

                Office of Adoptions
                Permanency Support Unit
                Attn: Reunion Registry
                Suite 13-400
                2 Peachtree Street, NW
                Atlanta, GA 30303-3142
                (404) 657-3559

                Dept. Child/Family/Adoptions

                2 Peachtree St., NW, 13th Floor

                Atlanta, GA 30308

                (404) 657-3458

Hawaii - Adoption Registry - Notice & Consent

 

                Notice and Consent for adult adoptee.

                Family Court Registry
                Court Management Services
                777 Punchbowl Street
                Honolulu, HI 96811

 

                Dept. Human Services/Adoptions

                800 Richards St. Ste 400

                Honolulu, HI 96813

                (808) 586-5704

 

Idaho - State Adoption Registry

 

                Voluntary Adoption Registry
                Vital Records Section
                Center for Vital Statistics and Health Policy
                450 W. State Street
                P.O. Box 83720
                Boise, ID 83720-0036
                (208) 334-5990
               

                Website: www.state.id.us

 

Illinois - C.I. Program & Adoption Registry

 

                Confidential Intermediary Service of Illinois
                Nancy Golden
                3166 Des Plaines River Road Suite 23
                Des Plaines, IL 60018
                (847) 298-9096


                Registry:

 

                Illinois Department of Public Health
                Division of Vital Records
                Adoption Registry
                605 W. Jefferson
                Springfield, IL 62702
                (217) 782-6553

 

                Children/family Services/Adoptions

                405 E. Monroe - # 225

                Springfield, IL 52706

                (217) 524-2422

 

                Website: www.idph.state.il.us/vitalrecords/adoptioninfo.htm

 

Indiana - C.I. Program & Adoption Registry

 

                Active registry for those adoptions finalized through December 31,

                1993 . Court order for confidential intermediary.

 

                Indiana Adoption History Registry
                Attn: Registrar, Vital Records Division
                P.O. Box 1964
                Indianapolis, IN 46206-1964
                (317) 233-7253

 

                Department Family/Children/Adoptions

                402 W. Washington St.

                Indianapolis, IN 46204

 

Iowa - State Registry, Intermediary System, Affidavit System

 

                Affidavit system for adult adoptee & birth parent.

                Court Order opens pre June 4, 1941 records

 

                Department Child/Family/Adoption

                Hoover State Office Bldg.

                Des Moines, IA 50319

 

Kansas - Open - Search & Consent

 

                Original Birth Certificate available for adult adoptee.
                Search and Consent for birth parent, adult adoptee.

 

                Social/Rehab Services

                Adoptions

                915 SW Harrison - 5th Floor

                Topeka, KS 66606

 

Kentucky - Adoption Registry - Intermediary System - Search & Consent

 

                BP consent to release to adult adoptees kept on file.

 

                Program Specialist
                Department for Social Services
                275 East Main Street
                Sixth Floor, West
                Frankfort, KY 40621
                (502) 564-2147

 

Louisiana - Adoption Registry

 

                Louisiana Adoption Registry
                P.O. Box 3318
                Baton Rouge, LA 70821
                (504) 342-9922
                (800) 259-2456

 

Maine- Adoption Registry - Open before 1953

 

                Birth Certificates open before September 23, 1953.

                Maine State Adoption Reunion Registry
                Office of Vital Records
                221 State Street
                Augusta, ME 04330-0011
                (207) 287-3181

 

Maryland - C.I. Program. - Adoption Registry

 

                Maryland Mutual Consent Voluntary Adoption Registry
                Social Services Administration
                Sharon Hackett
                311 West Saratoga Street
                Baltimore, MD 21201
                (410) 767-7372

 

Massachusetts - Adoption Registry - Search & Consent

 

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

 

Michigan - C.I. Program & Adoption Registry

 

                The confidential intermediary program was established as a court         

                administered program, available through the court for those adoptions  

                in which the former parents’ rights were terminated on or after May 28, 1945

               and before September 12, 1980.

 

                    Department of Human Services
                P.O. Box 30037
                235 S. Grand Ave.
                Lansing, Michigan 48909

                Telephone: (517) 373-2035
                Fax: (517) 335-6101
                TTY: (517) 373-8071

 

                Central Adoption Registry
                Michigan Family Independence Agency
                Mary Arens
                P.O. 30037
                Lansing, MI 48909
                (517) 373-3513
                Written requests only.

 

Minnesota - Search & Consent - Intermediary System*

 

                *Court order for confidential intermediary.

                Agencies may conduct searches.

 

                Department Children’s Services (Adoptions)

                444 Lafayette Road

                St. Paul, MN 55155            

 

Mississippi - Adoption Registry - Search & Consent

 

                State may allow search via registry intermediaries.

 

                Department Human Services/Adoptions       

                PO Box 352

                Jackson, MS 39205

 

Missouri - Adoption Registry - Waiver System

 

                Missouri Division of Family Services
                Adoption Information Registry
                P.O. Box 88
                Jefferson City, MO 65103
                (573) 751-3171 or (800) 554-2222
               

                Website: www.dss.state.mo.us

 

Montana - Open - C.I.*

 

                *Court order for confidential intermediary.

 

                Adult adoptee can receive original Birth Certificate by written request   

                if their adoption was finalized before 1967. Adult adoptee can receive           

                original Birth Certificate by court order if the adoption was finalized     

                between July 1, 1967 to Sept. 30, 1997. Age of adulthood is 18.


                Family Services/ Adoptions

                PO Box 8005

                Helena, MT 59604

 

Nebraska - State Agency Search - State Registry

 

                Access Veto for adoptions finalized on or after September 1, 1988.
                Search and Consent for adoptions finalized before September 1, 1988.

                BP, BR can file affidavits with the Bureau of Vital Statistics.

 

                Rita Krusemark
                Division of Children & Family Services
                Department of Health and Human Services
                P.O. Box 95026
                Lincoln, NE 68509-5044
                Phone: (402) 471-9254

 

Nevada - Adoption Registry - Waiver System

 

                Division of Child and Family Services
                Adoption Registry
                Capital Complex
                711 E. Fifth Street
                Carson City, NV 89710-1002
               

New Hampshire - Open

 

                Adoptee granted access to original birth certificate at age 18 as of January 2005.

               

                Department Child/Families/Adoptions

                129 Pleasant Street

                Concord, NH 03301          

 

New Jersey - Private and State Registries - Search & Consent

 

                DYFS of NJ Placements only
                Department of Human Services
                Division of Youth and Family Services
                50 E. State Street
                P.O. Box 717
                Trenton, NJ 08625
                (609) 292-9139


                Website: www.state.nj.us/humanservices/adoption/registryframe.html

 

New Mexico - Waiver System

 

                Court order for Confidential Intermediary

 

                Department of Social Services

                Adoptions - Pera Building

                PO Drawer 5160

                Santa Fe, NM 87502

 

New York - Adoption Registry - Agency Registries

 

                Adoption and Medical Information Registry*
                Department of Health
                Public Health Representative
                Corning Tower, Room 208
                Albany, NY 12237
                (518) 474-9600

 

                *Child must be born and adopted in New York for parties to register.    

                This registry excludes adoptees born in other states and adopted in New York

                - and the state they are born in may also deny information due to the fact that

                they were adopted in NY and their records were released to that state.

 

                Child/Family Services/ Adoptions

                40 N. Pearl Street

                Riverview Center, 6th Floor

                Albany, NY 12243

North Carolina - Non-ID only

                Non-identifying and health history may be released.

               

                Department of Social Services/Adoptions

                325 N. Salisbury

                2401 Mail Service Center

                Raleigh, NC 27603

 

North Dakota - Search & Consent - Adoption Registry

 

                An agency is allowed to search if the birth parent did not sign a veto.

 

                ND Department of Human Services
                Adoption Search/Disclosure
                ND Department of Human Services
                600 East Boulevard
                Bismarck, ND 58505
                (701) 328-4805

 

Ohio - Open & Adoption Registry

 

                The adoptee has access to the original birth certificate if the adoption   

                 occurred prior to January 1, 1964.

 

                Ohio Department of Health
                Vital Statistics
                P.O. Box 15098
                Columbus, OH 43215-0098
                (614) 644-5635

               

                Dept. Family Services/ Adoptions

                65 East State Street, 5th Floor

                Columbus, OH 43266

 

Oklahoma - C.I. Program - Adoption Registry

 

                Confidential Intermediary Search Program
                Oklahoma Department of Human Services
                P.O. Box 25352
                Oklahoma City, OK 73125
                (405) 521-4373

 

                Voluntary Adoption Reunion Registry
                Oklahoma Department of Human Services
                P.O. Box 25352
                Oklahoma City, OK 73125
                (405) 521-4373

Oregon - Open - C.I. Program - Adoption Registry - Agency Registries

 

                Original birth certificate available to adult adoptee.

 

                Oregon State Office for Services to Children and Families
                Assisted Search and Registry Program
                Permanency and Adoptions Services Unit
                HRB, 2nd Floor
                South 500 Summer Street, NE
                Salem, OR 97310-1017
                (503) 945-6643

Pennsylvania - State Registry - Intermediary Waiver System

                Allows an agency intermediary to conduct a search.

                Access to original birth certificate w/ waiver from birth parent.

 

                Adoption Medical History Registry Hillcrest, Second Floor
                P.O. Box 2675
                Harrisburg, PA 17105-2675
                (717) 772-7015 or (800) 227-0225

 

Rhode Island - State Registry - Agency release of Non ID

 

                Registry:

 

                State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations
                Family Court, Juvenile Division
                One Dorrance Plaza
                Providence, RI 02903
                (401) 277-3352

 

                Child/Family Services/ Adoptions

                101 Friendship Street

                Providence, RI 02908

 

South Carolina - C.I. Program & Adoption Registry

 

                South Carolina Department of Social Services
                Adoption Reunion Register
                P.O. Box 1520
                Columbia, SC 29202-1520
                (803) 734-6095
                (800) 922-2504

               

South Dakota - Adoption registry

 

                South Dakota Voluntary Registry
                700 Governor's Drive
                Richard F. Kneip Building
                Pierre, SD 57501-2291
                (605) 773-3227

 

Tennessee - Open records - State Registry - Waiver System

 

                All records available to adult adoptee upon request. Veto only for         

                adoptees that were products of rap/incest. Contact veto.

 

                Department of Children’s Services/ Adoptions

                436 Sixth Avenue North

                Nashville, TN 37243

 

Texas - State Adoption Registry - Agency Intermediary Service

 

                Central Adoption Registry
                Bureau of Vital Statistics
                P.O. Box 140123
                Austin, TX 78714-0123
                (512) 458-7388

 

                Department of Protective Services/ Adoptions

                PO Box 149030 (E-558)

                Austin, TX 78714

 

Utah - State Adoption registry

 

                Utah Department of Health
                Vital Statistics
                288 North 1460 West
                Salt Lake City, UT 84145-0500
                (801) 538-6105

               

                Department Social Services/ Adoptions

                120 N. 200th West/ PO Box 45500

                Salt Lake City, UT 84103

 

 

Vermont - Adoption Registry

               

                Vermont Adoption Registry
                103 South Main Street
                Waterbury, VT 05671-2401
                (802) 241-2122

                Website: www.state.vt.us/srs/adoption/registry.html

 

Virginia - Adoption agency personnel can act as intermediaries.

 

                Confidential intermediary appointed at adult adoptee’s request.

 

                Div. Social Services/ Adoptions

                730 E. Broad Street

                Richmond, VA 23219

 

Washington - Intermediary Waiver System

 

                Washington State utilizes court-appointed confidential intermediaries   

                to assist in the search process. For adoptions completed through DSHS     

                and families who adopted a child in state foster care, adoption records

                are archived through the Children's Administration headquarters office in Olympia.

 

                Dept. Children’s Services/ Adoptions

                PO Box 45710

                Olympia, WA 98504

 

 

West Virginia - Mutual Consent Voluntary Adoption Registry


                West Virginia Department of Health and Human Services
                Office of Social Services
                Building 6, Room 850B
                State Capital Complex
                Charleston, WV 25305
                (304) 558-2891

Wisconsin - Registry - Adoption Records Search Program

 

                Adoption Records Search Program
                P.O. Box 8916
                Madison, WI 53708-8916

                Phone: (608) 266-7163

 

                Website: http://dhfs.wisconsin.gov/children/adoption

 

Wyoming - Intermediary Program

 

Provides a Confidential Intermediary Program to search for biological family members.

 

Department of Family Services/ Adoptions

            Hathaway Building

                2300 Capitol Av., Rm 317

                Cheyenne, WY 82001

 

 

 


  

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