I have a friend who was adopted. He's tried to obtain records to find some of his birth family or even better his mom or dad. However, he's been told it was a closed adoption and he hasn't been able to find anything. Please, can you give me some direction on how to get around this? How does he get access to his adoption records?
Dear Ms. Palmer,
Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!
We suggest that your friend review the Library of Congress - Adoption Law: United States; Open vs. Closed Adoption; Adoption Laws; and Closed Adoption websites for additional information or seek the legal advice of an attorney.
We hope this is helpful.