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2014 SESSION

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HB 407 Adoption; disclosure of identifying information.

Introduced by: David J. Toscano | all patrons    ...    notes | add to my profiles

SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED:

Adoption; disclosure of identifying information. Provides that in cases in which an adult adopted person seeks disclosure of identifying information about his birth parents and consent of the birth parents is not obtainable due to the death or mental incapacity of the birth parents, the Commissioner of Social Services shall release the identifying information requested upon a showing of good cause as to why the information should be made available. In cases in which the Commissioner refuses to disclose the information requested, the adult adopted person may apply to the circuit court for an order to disclose the information. Currently, an adult adopted person seeking disclosure of identifying information when his birth parents are unable to consent due to death or mental incapacity must petition the circuit court for release of identifying information.


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