Adoption Search Registries and Reunion Resources Listed by State

For Adoptees, Birth Parents and Relatives

 
Adoption Search Resources - Adoption-Related Records by State
Here you will find some links to information for finding adoption-related records and vital records. Many of the links are to state government websites with information about what is available for the adoptee (or others) for that state. In some states, such as Oregon, adult adoptees can order their pre-adoption birth records. Many states have closed adoption records, but you might find that they have an official adoption registry or a confidential intermediary service.

For some online vital records indexes (birth, marriage and death) see the links in the "additional resources" box on the right side of this webpage. You might also find this website's People Searching page to be helpful.

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