Wyoming Adoption Information Laws

Wyoming Adoption Information Laws
Wyoming Adoption Information Laws

Wyoming Adoption Information Laws

Wyoming Adoption Information Laws

Who May Access Information

Citation: Ann. Stat. §§ 1-22-116; 1-22-203

Nonidentifying medical information may be provided to:

  • The adoptive parent
  • The adult adopted person

Identifying information may be accessed by:

  • The adult adopted person
  • The adoptive parent
  • The birth parent, sibling, or grandparent

All parties must be age 18 or older.

Access to Nonidentifying Information Citation: Ann. Stat. § 1-22-116

To the extent available, the medical history of the adoptive child and his or her birth parents, with information

identifying the birth parents eliminated, shall be provided to the child’s adoptive parent any time after the adop­tion decree or to the child after he or she attains the age of majority. The history shall include but not be limited to all available information regarding conditions or diseases believed to be hereditary, any drugs or medication taken during pregnancy by the birth mother, and any other information that may be a factor influencing the child’s present or future health.

Mutual Access to Identifying Information Citation: Ann. Stat. § 1-22-203

Any person listed above may petition the court to appoint one or more confidential intermediaries for the purpose of determining the whereabouts of an unknown birth relative, except that no one shall seek a relative who is a minor.

Any information obtained by the intermediary shall be kept strictly confidential and shall be utilized only for the purpose of arranging a contact between the individual who initiated the search and the sought-after birth relative.

When a sought-after relative is located:

  • Contact shall be made between the parties only when written consent for such contact has been obtained from both parties and filed with the court.
  • If consent for personal communication is not obtained from both parties, all relinquishment and adoption records and any information obtained by any confidential intermediary during the course of his or her investi­gation shall be returned to the court and shall remain confidential.

Access to Original Birth Certificate Citation: Ann. Stat. § 35-1-417

The original birth certificate is not subject to inspection except by court order. Where the Information Can Be Located

Wyoming Confidential Adoption Intermediary Services

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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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