Utah Adoption Information Laws

Wyoming Adoption Information Laws
Wyoming Adoption Information Laws

Wyoming Adoption Information Laws

Utah Adoption Information Laws

Who May Access Information

Citation: Ann. Code §§ 78-30-17; 78-30-18

Nonidentifying information is available to:

  • The adoptive parents or legal guardian
  • The adopted person
  • The adopted person’s spouse, or guardian of the adopted person’s child, if the adopted person is deceased
  • The adopted person’s child or descendant
  • The birth parent or adult birth sibling

Identifying information is accessible to:

  • The adult adopted person
  • Birth parents
  • An adult birth sibling

Access to Nonidentifying Information Citation: Ann. Code § 78-30-17

A detailed health history and a genetic and social history of the adopted person shall be available upon request to the persons listed above.

Mutual Access to Identifying Information Citation: Ann. Code § 78-30-18

The adult adopted person and birth parents, upon presentation of positive identification, may request identifying information from the adoption registry maintained by the bureau. The bureau may only release identifying informa­tion when it receives requests from both the adopted person and the birth parent. After matching the request of an adult adopted person with that of at least one birth parent, the bureau shall notify both the adopted person and the birth parent that the requests have been matched, and disclose the identifying information to those parties.

However, if the adopted adult has a sibling of the same birth parent who is under age 21, and who was raised in the

same family setting as the adult adopted person, the bureau shall not disclose the requested identifying information to that adult adopted person or the birth parent.

The adult adopted person and adult siblings, upon presentation of positive identification, may request identifying information from the registry, following the same procedure outlined above.

Information registered with the bureau is available only to a registered adult adopted person, and his or her regis­tered birth parent or registered adult sibling. Information regarding a birth parent who has not registered a request with the bureau may not be disclosed.

Access to Original Birth Certificate Citation: Ann. Code § 78-30-15

All documents connected with the adoption are sealed except upon order of the court granting inspection.

Where the Information Can Be Located

Mutual Consent Voluntary Adoption Registry

Utah Adoption Information Laws page will be updated as needed.

 

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I found my birth family after 40 years of looking for them. I used DNA tests, software to sort DNA match results, family trees, contacting DNA matches and several website tools. We want to provide you a "one stop shop" with all your resources to help YOU find YOUR family.

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