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State Statutes

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Model  laws: OBC or 

OBC plus records

OBC/records access with various limits

Tiered access based on date of birth or adoption

Mutual consent  or

Court order 

Court order only

(SD routinely granted)

ARC provides this map as a quick guide with links to key relevant sections of state statutes and, in some cases where it seems to be more helpful or appropriate, an article  providing an explanation or a state agency website. Related sections of law are often linked or cited.

State "Sunshine Laws" typically exclude access to adoption records and original birth certificates. 


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