Pennsylvania Adoption Records
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For adoption related information and records:
Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare
Office of Children, Youth and Families
PO Box 2675, 7th & Forster Street
Harrisburg, PA 17105-2675
(717) 705-2912
Fax: (717) 705-0364

Non-Identifying Information: Adopted adults age 18 or older or adoptive parents of an adoptee under 18 may obtain non-identifying information by petitioning the court. Contact the adoption agency that facilitated the adoption for this information.

Identifying Information: Adopted adults age 18 or older or adoptive parents of an adopted adult under 18 may petition the court to receive information. The court will then contact the birth parents for the consent. In addition to petitioning the court, an adopted adult may request the agency to contact the birth parents.

Pennsylvania Adoption Registry: The following persons may use the registry, which is for medical histories only: birth parents, adopted adults and adoptive parents of an adoptee under 21.

Adoption Medical History Registry
Hillcrest, Second Floor
PO Box 2675
Harrisburg, PA 17105-2675
(717) 772-7015
(800) 227-0225

Original Birth Certificate: Adopted adults can receive the information on the certificate if the birth parents file consent.

Providing Information: At any time after finalization, birth parents may consent to the release of the adopted adult's records and identifying information.

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