intermediary program open only to adoptees

 

as of January 1, 2008, fourteen states offer an intermediary program only to adult
adoptees; in nine of these 14 states (those marked with a
), the law requires
the adoptee to demonstrate "good cause" to the court:

Florida AD AP

Hawaii (adoptions finalized prior to 1991) AD AP

Indiana AD AP

Kentucky AD

Minnesota AD AP BP

Mississippi AD AP

Missouri AD AP (no info or assistance available to AD w/out AP permission)

Montana AD AP BP

Nebraska  (adoptee must be over 25) AD AP

Nevada AD AP

New Mexico AD AP BP BS

Pennsylvania AD AP

Virginia AD

Wisconsin   AD AP

two open records states also offer search assistance to adult adoptees:

Alabama AD AP BP

Tennessee (passive registry for birth parents; disclosure veto for rape victims) AD AP BP

states which offer a mutual 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