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Recent changes in Kentucky’s law now make access to some information easier. Motivation to search varies for each individual. Under Kentucky’s current law, the Department for Community Based Services is able to conduct birth parent searches and provide certain background information to adult adoptees, birth relatives, and other professionals in the field of adoption.
Non-identifying information is available upon written request form the requestor. Identifying information is available only if the adult adoptee (over 21 years), birth parents, and birth siblings each consent. All requests for information from adoption records must be submitted to the agency that placed the adoptee or to the circuit court that finalized the adoption.
For more information, contact:
Kentucky Department for Community Based Services
275 East Main Street
Frankfort, Kentucky 40601
Phone number: 502-564-2147.
For questions regarding Kentucky adoption related information and records:
Commonwealth of Kentucky
Families & Children
275 East Main Street, 3CE
Frankfort, KY 40621
(502) 564-2147
Fax: (502) 564-9554
Requesting Non-Identifying Information: Non-identifying information is available to adopted adults and adoptive parents of a minor.
Requesting Identifying Information: Adopted adults age 21 or older can petition the court to initiate a search for the birth parents. If the Department is unable to locate the birth parents, the court may or may not open the records. Pre-adoptive birth siblings may search for each other through the Department if they are over the age of 18. Birth parents can file consent for the release of identifying information.
Requesting an Original Birth Certificate: An adoptee must petition the court in which the adoption was finalized.
Providing Information: Birth parents or birth siblings can request that information be given to an adopted adult or adoptive parents of a minor about medical or genetic conditions that may affect the physical or mental health of the adopted adult.
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