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For adoption related information and records:
Mississippi Department of Human Services
Division of Family and Child Services
750 N State Street
Jackson, MS 39202
(601) 359-4981
Fax: (601) 359-4226
Requesting Non-Identifying Information: Adopted adults age 18 or older, adoptive parents or legal guardians, or offspring, or birth siblings of adopted adults age 18 or older may obtain non-identifying information. If an adopted adult, adoptive parent, or legal guardian, offspring, or birth siblings of an adopted adult request more information regarding the adopted adult or birth parents, he or she may ask the agency to search for the information.
Requesting Identifying Information: Adopted adults age 21 or older can receive information regarding the birth parents if the birth parents have filed consent. Adopted adults can request that the agency search for and contact the birth parents. Adopted adults also may petition the court.
Requesting an Original Birth Certificate: An adopted adult may receive the original birth certificate if the birth parents file an affidavit of consent.
Providing Information: If either birth parent has information on a genetically transferable disease or illness, the birth parents can notify the agency who will contact the adopted adult age 21 or older or the adoptive parents of an adoptee under 21. If the adopted adult has acquired or may have information on a genetically transferable disease, he or she can notify the agency, which will contact the birth parents.
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Searching in the State of Mississippi
The state of Mississippi has not answered Aborn's request for information.
Aborn is currently working on collecting data pertaining to adoption searching in the state of Mississippi.
Below is the information we've compiled to date:
Mississippi Addresses
MS Dept. Human Services Post Adoption Unit
POB 352 Jackson, MS 39205
Archives & History Archives
Bldg. Capitol Green Jackson, MS 39205
Can inspect and copy
Regional Federal Archive and Records Center
Chief, Archives Branch
Federal Archives and Records Center
1557 St Joseph Avenue
East Point, GA 30344
(Serves Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee)
Vital Records
State Board of Health
P O Box 1700
Jackson, MS 32905
Panola Genalogical & Historical Society
210 Kyle St
Batesville, MS 38606
Historical & Genealogical Association of Mississippi
618 Avalon Rd
Jackson, MS 39025
Mississippi Genealogical Society
408 Dunbar st
Jackson, MS 39205
Ocean Springs Genealogical Society
Box 300
Ocean Springs, MS 39564
Skipworth Historical & Genealogical Society
c/o Mrs Theron Bratton
Rt 1
Box 76-J
Oxford, MS 38655
Jackson County Genealogical Society
815 Lake Ave
Pascagoula, MS 39567
Tippah County Historical & Genealogical Society
308 N Commerce St
Ripley, MS 38663
Oktibbeha County Genealogical Society
Box 555
State College, MS 39762
North East Mississippi Historical & Genealogical Society
Box 434
Tupelo, MS 38801
Genealogical Society of Adams County
c/o Mrs V L Barker
Box 187
Washington, MS 39190
Mississippi Children's Home Society
From: "Miller, Nancy"
My name is Nancy Knight Miller and I am the adoption director for the
Mississippi Children's Home Society. Our program offers a variety of
post-adoption services - as our agency began doing adoptions in 1912.
Thus, we have a variety of clients with very different post-adoption
needs and issues. Always looking for innovative ways to engage
individuals in the process.
Adoption Center of Ms PO Box 548, Long Beach, MS 39560 (228) 863-0011
Adoption Foundation-Ms 4096 Groveland Road, Ocean Springs, MS 39564 (228)
World Child 338 Lake Harbour Drive, Ridgeland, MS 39157 (601) 898-1313