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28 Pa. Code § 1.49. Access by adoptees to identification of biological parents.

§ 1.49. Access by adoptees to identification of biological parents.

 (a)  As used in this section, the term ‘‘biological parent’’ means natural parent as used in 23 Pa.C.S. § §  2101—2910 (relating to the Adoption Act).

 (b)  A biological parent may consent to the disclosure of his identity by filing a Biological Parent Registration Identification Form with the Division of Vital Records. Each biological parent shall complete a separate form and each form shall be notarized. The Biological Parent Registration form is available from the Division of Vital Records.

 (c)  A biological parent may update his identifying information by filing an additional Biological Parent Registration Form with the Division of Vital Records.

 (d)  A biological parent may withdraw his consent to the disclosure of identifying information by filing a Withdrawal of Biological Parent Consent Form with the Division of Vital Records. Each biological parent shall complete a separate form and each form shall be notarized. The Withdrawal of Biological Parent Consent Form is available from the Division of Vital Records.

 (e)  The Division of Vital Records will release a biological parent’s identifying information if the following requirements are met:

   (1)  The information is requested by an adoptee who is at least 18 years old or the information is requested by the adoptive parent or legal guardian of an adoptee who is less than 18 years old.

   (2)  A Biological Parent Registration Form is on file with the Division of Vital Records.

 (f)  If one biological parent has filed a Biological Parent Registration Form, only the name and address of that parent will be released. If both biological parents have filed Biological Parent Registration Identification Forms, information from the Certificate of Live Birth may be released.

 (g)  A biological parent may consent to the disclosure of his identity by the court where the permanent records of the adoption are located, by following the procedures set forth by the appropriate court.

Authority

   The provisions of this §  1.49 amended under 23 Pa.C.S. §  2905; and section 2102(g) of The Administrative Code of 1929 (71 P. S. §  532(g)).

Source

   The provisions of this §  1.49 adopted December 24, 1981, effective December 26, 1981, 11 Pa.B. 4437; amended May 1, 1987, effective May 2, 1987, 17 Pa.B. 1736. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (104776).



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