Access to Adoption Records - Guam

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Who May Access Information

Citation: Ann. Code Tit. 19, § 4217

Adoption records are accessible only to persons or agencies that have a legitimate interest in the adoption.

Access to Nonidentifying Information

Citation: Ann. Code Tit. 19, § 4217

Social records may be furnished to persons and agencies having a legitimate interest in the protection, welfare, and treatment of the child or in research studies, in such manner as the court determines. Social records include the social services records; social studies, reports, and related papers; and correspondence, including medical, psychological, and psychiatric studies and reports, either in the possession of the court or the Division of Social Services.

Mutual Access to Identifying Information

Citation: Ann. Code Tit. 19, § 4217

Access to information from the adoption record is available through court order only.

Access to Original Birth Certificate

Citation: Ann. Code Tit. 10, § 3215

The original birth certificate is accessible only upon order of the court.

Where the Information Can Be Located

The court that approved the adoption