Access to Adoption Records - Northern Mariana Islands

Date: December 2019

Who May Access Information

Citation: Comm. Code Tit. 8, § 1414

The adoptive parent or the adopted child may consent to release of information.

Access to Nonidentifying Information

The issue is not addressed in the statutes reviewed.

Mutual Access to Identifying Information

Citation: Comm. Code Tit. 8, § 1414

All papers and records pertaining to the adoption are subject to inspection only upon consent of the court and all interested persons. The identity of an adoptive parent or child may not be disclosed except by consent in writing of the adoptive parent, the adopted child who is age 14 or older, or upon order of the court for good cause in exceptional cases.

Access to Original Birth Certificate

Citation: Comm. Code Tit. 8, §§ 1414; 1417

The original birth certificate is sealed as part of the adoption record and may be opened only as provided by Tit.8, § 1414.

Where the Information Can Be Located

The agency involved in the adoption