Department for Community Based Services

Standards of Practice Online Manual

13.30.4 Request for Information from a Biological Parent

Cabinet for Health and Family Services

Department for Community Based Services
Division of Protection and Permanency
Standards of Practice Online Manual
Chapter:
Chapter 13-Adoption Services
Effective:
12/3/2010
Section:
13.30.4 Request for Information from a Biological Parent
Version:
1

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Legal Authority/Introduction

LEGAL AUTHORITY:

Procedure

The SSW: 

  1. Encourages the biological parent to submit a completed DPP-192 Biological Parent Consent Form to be placed in the file when a request is received from a biological parent seeking information about an adopted or adoptable person; 1 
  2. Does not release information about the adopted or adoptable person without a court order from the court which granted the adoption.

Practice Guidance

  • The department can not contact an adult adopted person or adoptive family at the request of biological family members, except when a physician-verified statement regarding a health condition is received. (Refer to SOP 13.30.5 Updating Health Information).
 

Footnotes

  1. Termination of parental rights was granted, but no finalized adoption occurred, either adult or child.

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