OmniTrace Blog

Call Us At 888-965-6696

RSSRSS Feed | Comments Feed


Privacy guaranteed. We will not share your information.

States With Open Adoption Records

States With Open Adoption Records (For immediate help with your birth family search, please click here now!) There are several states that have open adoption records.  In these states, an adult adoptee can get an original birth certificate and in some instances more adoption record information. If you are an adoptee looking for your birth parents in an open adoption records state, please request your open adoption records.  However, when you obtain your original birth records, your search might still be difficult.  Having information such as your birth mother’s maiden name and perhaps her old address is a great start, but you will still need to get her current name and address information.  Your birth mother might have changed her name several times, or she might not live in the state where you were adopted. If you need help with your search, please contact OmniTrace! Here is a list of states where adoption records for all or some years are open.  In some states, birth parents can sign a no-contact veto:

  • Alabama – Adoption records are open.  OmniTrace has the necessary forms you will need to open your records.
  • Alaska – Adoption records are open.  OmniTrace has the necessary forms you will need to open your records.
  • Colorado – Adoptions records are open for adoptees whose adoptions were  finalized between 07/01/1951 to 06/30/1967 and 09/01/1999 to present.
  • Delaware – Adoption records are open.  Birth parents can sign a no contact veto.  OmniTrace has the necessary forms you will need to open your records.
  • Illinois - Adoption records are open.  OmniTrace has the necessary forms you will need to open your records.
  • Indiana – Adoption records prior to 1940 may be open.  OmniTrace is currently investigating how to request the original birth certificate.
  • Iowa – Adoption records are open prior to 07/01/1941. OmniTrace has the necessary forms you will need to open your records.
  • Kansas – Adoption records are open.  OmniTrace has the necessary forms you will need to open your records.
  • Maine – Adoption records are open.  OmniTrace will obtain the necessary forms you will need to open your records.
  • Maryland – Most adoption records prior to 06/01/1947 are open.
  • Massachusetts – Adoption records are open for birth years prior to 4/14/1974.  OmniTrace has the necessary forms you will need to open your records.
  • Michigan – Adoption records are open if the birth parent’s rights were terminated prior to 05/28/1955 or on or after 09/12/1980.
  • Montana – Adoption records are open for adoptions finalized prior to 2/2/1967.  OmniTrace has the necessary forms you will need to open your records.
  • New Hampshire – Adoption records are open.  OmniTrace has the necessary forms you will need to open your records.
  • New Jersey – Adoption Records (original birth certificate) will be open (FINALLY) in 2017.
  • Ohio – Adoption records are now open for adoptions finalized prior to 1/1/1964.  Post adoption records (original birth certificates) will be available on March 18, 2015. OmniTrace has the necessary forms you will need to open your records.
  • Oregon – Adoption records are open.  OmniTrace has the necessary forms you will need to open your records.
  • Rhode Island - Adoption records are open.  OmniTrace has the necessary forms you will need to open your records.
  • Tennessee – Adoption records are open.  No-contact vetos are available to birth parents if the adoption was finalized after 1951.  OmniTrace has the necessary forms you will need to open your records.
  • Washington – Adoption records will be available on July 1, 2014.

Please note, if you were born in a state that does not have open adoption records, don’t be discouraged. OmniTrace has many ways to solve birth parent searches involving closed record states.  In fact, some of our best states for searching are closed record states. Also, there is pending legislation in a number of  states where adoption records may become open. OmniTrace takes no responsibility for the accuracy of the above information.  If anyone reads any inaccuracies with any of the information provided in this post, please let us know and we will make the appropriate changes.  Thanks so much! Please write or call us if you have any questions about obtaining your open adoption records.

info@omnitrace.com Toll Free #: 1-888-965-6696

Find Your Birth Family

There are 383 Comments

Post a Comment | Trackback URL

  1. Clairyssa M. Bahler says:

    My name is Clairyssa M. Bahler, born June 28, 1992 at 1:09pm at the Methodist hospital in Indianapolis, IN. I am looking for my birth mother or any family. All I know is that my mother was 17 when she bad me and already had an older daughter estimated at around 2 years of age. I believe my mother was from probably around the Anderson Indiana area. But I do not know for sure! Any information would be greatly appreciated!!

  2. my name is jennifer meador i have two brothers mason and matthew and
    im looking for my birth parents i was born 11/11/98
    all i know is that my mom might be in a mental hospital and my dad might be in jail but i dont now for sure

  3. Dawn Mason says:

    I am searching for my son born Andrew Wayne Mason. D.O.B 07/10/1996. He was born at Bixby Medical Center in Adrian Michigan. Please if anyone has any information contact me.

  4. MY NAME IS JAWANZA SMITH IM 41 YEARS OLD..I WAS BORN IN M.C.V….MY MOTHER WENT TO HAMPTON UNIVERSITY IN THE 70′S… IT IS SAID.. SHE IS THE NEICE OF SIDNEY POITIER… IVE BEEN ASKING MY ADOPTED PARENTS FOR 40 YEARS AND THEY CONTIUE TO IGNORE ME… THIR ENTIRE FAMILY KNOWS.. BUTNO ONE WILL TELL ME…FOR FREA THAT I WILLLEAVE.. I MUST MEET MY FAMILY…PLEASE HELP ME…

  5. Patricia says:

    I would love to know whether my 3 grandchildren (Heath Allen Butt,born in 2004, Allison Nicole Partridge,born in 2006, and Kayla Marie Partridge, born in 2008) have been adopted out by social services in Ky. My daughter Melody Butt Partridge was robbed of her children by a lying, shady social worker in Campbell Co. Ky. I know these children miss their family very very much as we do them. My family was promised visitation and then denied. If anyone has any information please contact me. Thank you we love and miss them and never ever were they neglected or mistreated until they were in a foster home in pendleton co. Ky. When a grown man was molesting the girls and Allison didnt co-operate and she gotwhipped by him and she told about it.

  6. Ashley says:

    My name is Ashley, I’m 25 Yrs old born on july 26, 1989. I’m trying to locate my birth mother, I don’t have any information about her, she left me in the hospital at birth. I believe I was born at Mercy medical center. If anyone can be of any assistance please feel free to comment

Post a Comment