Identifying information for adoptions.

Authors: Senator Brent Steele, Senator Michael Delph, Senator James Buck

Co-authors: Senator Lonnie Randolph

Sponsors: Representative Gregory Steuerwald

Co-Sponsors: Representative Jud McMillin


Repeals, effective July 1, 2016, provisions applicable to adoptions finalized before January 1, 1994, that prohibit the release of identifying adoption information unless a consent to release the information is on file. Provides that, beginning July 1, 2016, identifying adoption information may be released unless a nonrelease is on file, regardless of when the adoption was filed. (Under current law, this provision applies only to adoptions filed after December 31, 1993.)