Nation: Your Adoptee Center for
Education, Amusement and Outrage
originally compiled by Shea Grimm
Each regional or state entry leads to, where available, the full-text adoption statute for that state or location. Since the legalese can sometimes be overwhelming, I've included links, where available, to summaries of the laws. When applicable, there are other links provided that will take you to sites or reunion registries specializing in that state or country as well as sites that are devoted to legislative activity there. If you just want a quick glance at records and information access in a given state rather than the fulltext law, visit http://www.bastards.org/activism/access.htm which has an at-a-glance chart.
For links to province-by-province Canadian records access law and search info. see Canadopt
VI Adoption Records law