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Adoption Status faq

How can I find out if a child was legally adopted?

Adoption files are confidential. Only the attorneys to the parties, and the parties to the action, can look at the court file - with proper identification.

Once parental rights are terminated by a Court Order or the birthparents have signed their consent to the adoption, the child or children no longer belong to the birthparents.

For more information, see our web page on Adoption Birth Records. For general information about adoption, go to our Adoption home page.


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