Obtaining Non-Identifying Information:
Non-identifying information is available to adoptive parents,
adopted adults, and birth parents.
Obtaining Identifying Information:
Identifying information will be released with the consent of all
parties involved when it is deemed by the agency to be in the
adopted adult's best interest or by court order. If there is a
medical report that the adopted adult, birth parents, or birth
siblings have a genetically transmitted disorder or a family pattern
of disease, the agency shall search for the other parties to inform
them of the report. An adopted adult age 21 or older who has
obtained a copy of his or her original birth certificate may request
that a licensed adoption agency assist in locating his or her birth
parents, birth siblings, or siblings of the birth parents if the
birth parents are deceased.
Obtaining an Original Birth Certificate:
An adopted adult age 21 or older can obtain his or her original
birth certificate, if, within the previous 3 years, the birth
parents have not filed a written notarized statement with the
Department of Health and Social Services Office of Vital Statistics
denying the release of identifying information.
Citation: Delaware Code, Title 13, Sections 901
to 932; 961 to 965