State Vital Records Office - Adoptions/Foreign Birth Adoptions
How Do I Request a Birth Certificate for a Person Who Was Adopted?
If the adopted person was born in Connecticut, then you can request such person’s birth certificate by following the instructions for ‘Requesting a Birth Certificate’. The birth certificate that you will receive will list the child’s adoptive name and the names and demographic information pertaining to the adoptive parents.
If the adopted person was born in another state, you must request the birth certificate from the state in which the person was born.
If the person was born in another country, see the following section.
Adoptive parent(s) may purchase a Certification of Birth for, (1) a child born out of the country and had the adoption finalized in Connecticut, or (2) had the foreign adoption finalized out of the country and authenticated/validated by a Connecticut court.
Who Can Request The Original Birth Certificate Of An Adopted Person?
If a new birth certificate is created at the time a person is adopted, the original birth certificate becomes confidential. In order to gain access to the original confidential birth record, a person must receive a written order from a court of competent jurisdiction allowing such person access to the original birth record.
Content Last Modified on 7/24/2012 11:28:12 AM