Birth parents may choose to search for the child they placed for adoption once that child has turned 18 years old.
Adopted persons may choose to search for their birth parent(s) and/or any siblings they may have, once they have turned 18 and have requested or received their non-identifying information.
Siblings who were separated by adoption may search for each other. The sibling who is searching must be at least 18 years old and the sibling he/she is looking for must be at least 18 years old.
The children of deceased adopted persons may search for their parent’s birth family members if they are at least 18 years old and once they have requested or received their parent’s non-identifying information.
The parent(s) and/or sibling(s) of deceased birth parents may request a search for the child who was adopted once that child has turned 18.