Wednesday, January 24, 2001

Alaska Birth Certificates

How to Get Birth Certificate in Alaska if You Were Adopted

Alaska OBC Access Status: Always Open!

Alaska is one of the two states in the US who have never sealed their original birth certificates upon the finalization of an adoption.
  • Obtaining Non-Identifying Information: Non-identifying information is available to adoptive parents and adopted adults age 18 or older.
  • Obtaining Identifying Information: Identifying information along with an original birth certificate and any changes in birth parents' names or addresses will be provided upon request to adopted adults age 18 or older. Parents who have surrendered may receive identifying information if the adopted adult is 18 or older and has made a written request for the disclosure of the information.
  • Providing Information: Adopted adults age 18 or older or parents who have surrendered may submit a change of name or address to be attached to the original birth certificate.
  • Obtaining an Original Birth Certificate: Birth certificates are available upon request to adopted adults 18 years or older.

Alaska Vital Records Contact Information

Bureau of Vital Statistics
Dept of Health and Social Services
5441 Commercial Blvd.
Juneau, AK 99801
(907) 465-3391
Fax: (907) 465-3618

Alaska Birth Certificate Request

Click here to obtain Alaskas birth certificate request form

For additional information on obtaining Alaska Vital Records, please contact the Records Processing Unit in Juneau at (907) 465-3391


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