Getting started with search is the biggest hurdle. This overview is intended to help you consider the many options available, from the first decision to search to taking your petition to the courts if necessary, to obtain information.
Make the decision to search It's important to remember that search is your decision to make, and you don't need to justify that decision to anyone.
Laws Regarding Access to Adoption Records: Alabama, Alaska, Kansas, New Hampshire, and Oregon are "open records states," meaning that adult adoptees can receive copies of original documentation about their adoptions just by completing an application process. Other states may also provide for the release of original information with some restrictions.
Share Your Story Telling others about your search is not only a great way to release some of the pent-up emotion, and share the outcome of your search, but your story could also provide much-needed suggestions for others.
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