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District of Columbia: Access to OBCs and Non-ID

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

DENIES UNRESTRICTED ACCESS TO OBC (Court order required unless born before September 1, 1937)

 

Who May Access Information

This issue is not addressed in the statutes reviewed.

 

Access to Original Birth Certificate

Citation: Ann. Code § 16-314

The original birth certificate is a sealed record that cannot be opened without order of the court.  Original birth certificates and adoption records for adoptions prior to September 1, 1937 should be accessible without a court order.

Access to Non-identifying Information

This issue is not addressed in the statutes reviewed.

 

Mutual Access to Identifying Information

Citation: Ann. Code § 16-311

All records are sealed and may not be inspected except upon order of the court, and then only if the welfare of the child is promoted.
 

Where the Information Can Be Located

•District of Columbia Child and Family Services Agency

•The agency involved in the adoption

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