For a summary of adoption laws in a particular state, click on
the button corresponding to that state's color on the map (bi-colored
states have statutes that vary according to the adopted person's year
of birth)...

  adoptees have unrestricted access to their obc

  adoptee's access to their obc is subject to a contact or disclosure veto

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

  intermediary program or active registry open only to adoptees and
       birth parents

  intermediary program open only to adoptees

  passive registry and/or waiver only

  no registry or other post-adoption programs

 

Click here for a glossary of terms used in this section.