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R436. Health, Center for Health Data, Vital Records and Statistics.

Rule R436-18. Adoption Program Procedures, Form Content, and Donations.

As in effect on August 1, 2019

Table of Contents

R436-18-1. Adoption Program Procedures, Form Content, and Donations.

(1) In accordance with Section 26-2-22, a birth parent electing to permit identifying information to be shared with an adult adoptee under Section 78B-6-141 shall complete a form provided by the office. The form shall request the following information:

(a) birth parent name;

(b) birth parent contact information;

(c) birth parent medical history;

(d) adult adoptee birth name;

(e) adult adoptee birth date;

(f) adult adoptee birth place and hospital;

(g) name of adoption agency that handled the adoption;

(h) a statement indicating if the birth parent is willing to allow birth parent's identity to be shared with an adult adoptee; and

(i) any additional information through which the birth parent or adult adoptee may be identified.

(2) In accordance with Section 26-2-22, an adult adoptee electing to obtain identifying information about a birth parent shall complete a form provided by the office. The form shall request the following information:

(a) adult adoptee name;

(b) adult adoptee contact information;

(c) adult adoptee birth name;

(d) adult adoptive name;

(e) adult adoptee current name;

(f) adult adoptee birth date;

(g) adult adoptee birth place and hospital;

(h) names of adoptive parents;

(i) name of adoption agency that handled the adoption;

(j) birth mother current name;

(k) birth mother maiden name;

(l) birth father name; and

(m) any additional information by which the birth parent or adult adoptee may be identified.

(3) When a birth parent elects to permit identifying information to be shared with an adult adoptee under Section 78B-6-141, the birth parent may choose to not be identified.

(4) When an adult adoptee obtains identifying information about adult adoptee's birth parent from the office under Section 78B-6-141, the adult adoptee may choose to not contact the birth parent.

(5) In accordance with Subsection 78B-6-141(3), to change an election or elect to make other information available for inspection by an adult adoptee, a birth parent shall submit a form provided by the office. The form shall request the following information:

(a) birth parent name;

(b) birth parent contact information;

(c) indication of whether the birth parent is requesting to change their election or electing to make additional information available for inspection by the adult adoptee; and

(d) if the birth parent is electing to make other information available for inspection by the adult adoptee, a description of the information.

(6) In accordance with Section 26-2-22, the release of information by the mutual-consent, voluntary adoption registry under Section 78B-6-144 is initiated by qualified applicants completing an Application for Inclusion in the Utah Mutual Consent Voluntary Adoption Registry. The application shall request the following information:

(a) applicant name and relationship to adult adoptee;

(b) applicant contact information;

(c) adult adoptee birth name;

(d) adult adoptee birth date;

(e) adult adoptee birth place and hospital;

(f) birth mother current name and maiden name;

(g) birth father name;

(h) birth parent medical history;

(i) name of adoption agency that handled the adoption;

(j) adult sibling name and contact information, if applicable;

(k) a statement that the applicant consents to be identified to other applicants who are matched as birth family members; and

(l) any additional information by which the birth parent, adult adoptee, or adult sibling may be identified.

(7) In accordance with Section 78B-6-144.5, donations to support adoption records access services may be made by completing a form provided by the office.

KEY

adoptions

Date of Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment

November 23, 2015

Authorizing, Implemented, or Interpreted Law

26-2


Additional Information

Contact

For questions regarding the content or application of rules under Title R436, please contact the promulgating agency (Health, Center for Health Data, Vital Records and Statistics). A list of agencies with links to their homepages is available at http://www.utah.gov/government/agencylist.html or from http://www.rules.utah.gov/contact/agencycontacts.htm.