TITLE 15
Domestic Relations

CHAPTER 15-7.2
Passive Voluntary Adoption Mutual Consent Registry Act

SECTION 15-7.2-8


§ 15-7.2-8 Failure of a necessary registrant to file an affidavit.

(a) Except as provided in this chapter, if a birth parent or an adoptee fails to file an affidavit with the registry for any reason, including disability, but excluding death, identifying information shall not be disclosed to those relevant persons who do register. No registration shall be accepted unless the registry is satisfied as to the identity of the registrants.

(b) In the event of the death of the adoptee, the adoptive parent or parents of the deceased adoptee may register, may be considered the necessary registrant in lieu of the deceased adoptee, and identifying information may be disclosed to the relevant persons in the event of a verified match.

(c) In the event of the death of the birth parent or birth parents, the parent or adult sibling of a deceased birth parent may register, may be considered the necessary registrant in lieu of the deceased birth parent, and identifying information may be disclosed to the relevant persons in the event of a verified match.

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