Vermont: New Law Expands Access to Adoption Information

From the Vermont Department for Children and Families press release:

Starting July 1, 2023, any adult adopted person who was:

  • Born in Vermont will get unrestricted access to a certified copy of their original birth certificate. It does not matter where or when the adoption took place. They may get this from the Vermont Department of Health’s Vital Records Office.
  • Adopted in a Vermont court may get identifying information about a former parent, unless the parent filed a request for nondisclosure before July 1, 2023. They may get this from the Vermont Adoption Registry.

The changes above also apply to the direct descendants of adopted people who are deceased.

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