TITLE 15
Domestic Relations

CHAPTER 15-7.2
Passive Voluntary Adoption Mutual Consent Registry Act

SECTION 15-7.2-12


§ 15-7.2-12 Limits on releasing information.

(a) A registry shall release only information necessary for identifying a birth parent, adult adoptee or adult genetic sibling of an adult adoptee, and shall not release information of any kind pertaining to:

(1) The adoptive parents;

(2) The siblings to the adult adoptee who are children of the adoptive parents; and

(3) The income of anyone.

(b) In the event of a verified match and release of identifying information, the registry, upon the written request of the adult adoptee of the match, shall certify to the state registrar of vital records that the adult adoptee is a party to a verified match and is entitled to receive uncertified copies of his or her original birth certificate. The certification shall also state that no person other than the adult adoptee is entitled to receive copies of the original birth certificate. However, no uncertified copy of the original birth certificate may be released to the adult adoptee unless each party named on the original birth certificate has registered. Registration by a birth parent not named on the original birth certificate shall not be required for release of the uncertified copy of the original birth certificate.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1993, ch. 388, § 1; P.L. 1995, ch. 54, § 1.)