Mo. Adoptees Could Get More Access to Information

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) __ Missourians who have been adopted
could have an easier time getting information about their
biological parents.
Legislation would allow information about a biological parent
who has died to be provided to an adult who was adopted, if the
other parent is unknown, cannot be notified, is dead or has
consented to releasing it. Currently, information about a dead
biological parent who did not consent can be obtained if a judge
determines it is necessary for health reasons.
Adoptive parents also would no longer be notified by the courts
when adults who were adopted seek information about their
biological parents
The legislation passed shortly before lawmakers’ adjournment
last week and was sent to the governor.
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Adoption records is SB351
Online:
Legislature: http://www.moga.mo.gov

Copyright Associated Press

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