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Kansas:  Access to OBCs and Non-ID

KANSAS

UNRESTRICTED ACCESS TO OBC​ (Adult adoptees have always had unrestricted access to their OBCs)

 

Who May Access Information

Citation: Ann. Stat. § 59-2122

The files and records of the court in adoption proceedings shall not be open to inspection or copy by persons
other than the parties in interest and their attorneys, representatives of the State Department for Children
and Families, and the Commission on Judicial Performance in the discharge of the commission’s duties, except
upon an order of the court expressly permitting the same. As used in this section, parties in interest shall not
include genetic parents once a decree of adoption is entered.

 

Access to Original Birth Certificate

Citation: Ann. Stat. § 65-2423

The original birth certificate is a sealed document that may be opened by the State Registrar only upon the demand of the adult adopted person or by an order of the court.

Access to Non-identifying Information

Citation: Ann. Stat. § 59-2122

The Department for Children and Families may contact the adoptive parents of the minor child or the adult adopted person at the request of the genetic parents in the event of a health or medical need. The department may contact the adult adopted person at the request of the genetic parents for any reason.

 

Mutual Access to Identifying Information

Citation: Ann. Stat. § 59-2122

Identifying information shall not be shared with the genetic parents without the permission of the adoptive parents of the minor child or the adult adopted person.


Where the Information Can Be Located

Kansas Department for Children and Family Services, Post Adoption Search and Records

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