intermediary program or active registry open to adult adoptees,
       birth parents and birth siblings

 

 

as of January 1, 2008, nine states have an  intermediary program or
active registry which is open to adult adoptees, birth parents and

birth siblings; six of these nine states (those marked with an *)
also offer search assistance to survivng relatives  of deceased
adoptees and/or birth parents:

Arizona* (adoptive parent can prohibit birth family members from searching
by filing an affidavit stating that their adopted son or daughter is "unaware" of
his or her adoption)
AD AP BP

Colorado* (waiver) AD BP

Georgia* (waiver) AD AP

Illinois* (waiver through state registry) AD AP BP

North Dakota (waiver) AD AP

Oklahoma* (waiver) AD AP BP

Vermont  (waiver post 97) AD AP BP BS

Washington (waiver post 93) AD AP BP

Wyoming* AD AP (waiver)

one open records state offers search assistance to adult
adoptees, birth parents, birth siblings and surviving relatives of
deceased adopted persons:

Oregon* AD AP BP BS

states which offer a mutal consent registry are listed in color

states which provide non-identifying information to adoptees
are marked with the abbreviation
AD

states which provide non-identifying information to adoptive parents
are marked with the abbreviation
AP

states which provide non-identifying information to birth parents
are marked with the abbreviation
BP

states which provide non-identifying information to birth siblings
are marked with the abbreviation
BS