13.30.4 Request for Information from a Biological Parent



Practice Guidance

  • The department can not contact an adult adopted person or adoptive family at the request of biological family members, except when a physician-verified statement regarding a health condition is received. (Refer to SOP 13.30.5 Updating Health Information).​


The SSW:
  1. Encourages the biological parent to submit a completed DPP-192 Biological Parent Consent Form to be placed in the file when a request is received from a biological parent seeking information about an adopted or adoptable person; 1 
  2. Does not release information about the adopted or adoptable person without a court order from the court which granted the adoption.


  1. ​Termination of parental rights was granted, but no finalized adoption occurred, either adult or child.