Minnesota Birth Record Resources
If you are looking for Minnesota birth record resources, here are some http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/chs/osr/adoption.html
Access to the original birth record after an adoption of an adopted person born in Minnesota
Please note that changes made to the birth record after 2000 may not be reflected on the non-certified copy if the birth took place before 2001.
Adoptee – Access to Original Birth Record
An adopted person, age 19 or older who was adopted, may request a non-certified copy of the original birth record. To request a non-certified copy, complete the following form:
Adoptee’s Request for Original Birth Record Information and Search for Affidavit of Disclosure or Non-Disclosure (Interactive PDF: 81KB/1 page).
Mail the completed form with a fee of $13 to the Minnesota Department of Health, Central Cashiering – Vital Records, P.O. Box 64499, St. Paul, Minnesota 55164-0499.
If a birth parent has given permission to release the original birth information to the adopted person, MDH will send the adopted person a non-certified copy of the original birth record. If no Affidavit of Disclosure or Non-Disclosure has been filed, MDH will notify the adopted person that a non-certified copy of the original birth record cannot be released at this time. MDH will also notify the Department of Human Services for the purpose of conducting a search for the birth parent(s) according to Minnesota Statutes, section 259.89. The search may take up to six months. MDH will contact the adopted person when the search is complete.
Birth Parent – Access to Original Birth Record
According to Minnesota Statutes, section 144.218, the original birth record is confidential and released only to a parent who is named on the original birth record. Copies of original birth records are available only through MDH. Please note that the copy of the original birth record you will receive is for information only and may not be used for any legal purpose. To request a copy of the original birth record, complete the Minnesota Birth Record Application for a Non-Certified Copy of an Original Birth Record of Child Who Has Been Adopted (Interactive PDF: 104KB/1 page).
Birth Parent – Permission to Release Original Birth Record to adopted person
A birth parent may give or deny permission to release the original birth information to the adopted person when the adopted person has reached age 19 by completing and submitting to MDH an Affidavit of Disclosure or Non-Disclosure Regarding an Original Birth Certificate of an Adopted Person (Interactive PDF: 66KB/1 page). Permission may be given or denied at any time. The form is available from any adoption agency in Minnesota, the Department of Human Services or MDH.
Replacing the original birth record after an adoption for a person born in Minnesota
After the adoption is finalized in the county where the adoptive parents live, the district court completes a Certificate of Adoption form and mails the form to the Minnesota Office of Vital Records at the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH).
MDH uses the information provided on the Certificate of Adoption form to create a new birth record showing the new adopted birth information. The original birth record is replaced and it, along with all correspondence pertaining to the original birth record, is considered confidential and released only under very limited circumstances.
More Minnesota birth record resources are available at Minnesota Adoption Information Laws