Providing Adoptive Parents With Information About Adoptees and Their Birth Families - Kansas

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Agency or Person Preparing the Report

Citation: Ann. Stat. § 59-2132

The required report must be completed by one of the following court-approved, licensed entities:

  • Social worker, specialist social worker, specialist clinical social worker, masters-level social worker, baccalaureate-level social worker, or associate social worker
  • Clinical marriage and family therapist or marriage and family therapist
  • Clinical professional counselor or professional counselor
  • Psychologist, masters-level psychologist, or clinical psychotherapist
  • Child-placing agency

Contents of Report About the Adopted Person

Citation: Ann. Stat. § 59-2130

The following information must be included in the report:

  • Complete written genetic, medical, and social histories of the child
  • A properly executed authorization for release of any hospital records pertaining to the child
  • The child's birth verification, including the date, time, place of birth, and the name of the attending physician

The genetic, medical, and social histories required by this section shall be in conformity with the rules and regulations adopted by the secretary of the Department for Children and Families on forms provided by the secretary. If any required information is not available, an affidavit explaining the reasons why it is not available shall be filed with the petition for adoption.

Contents of Report About the Birth Family

Citation: Ann. Stat. § 59-2130

The following information must be included in the report:

  • Complete, written genetic, medical, and social histories of the birth parents
  • The names, dates of birth, addresses, telephone numbers, and Social Security numbers of each of the child's birth parents, if known

When the Report Is Made

Citation: Ann. Stat. § 59-2130

The required information shall be filed with the petition in an independent or agency adoption.

Exceptions for Stepparent or Relative Adoptions

Citation: Ann. Stat. § 59-2132

The report required by this section may be waived by the court upon review of a petition requesting a waiver by a relative of the child.