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

Date: August 2020

Agency or Person Preparing the Report

Citation: Rev. Stat. § 199.510

Health and Family Services or any person, agency, or institution designated by it or the court.

Contents of Report About the Adopted Person

Citation: Rev. Stat. § 199.510

The report shall address whether the adoption is in the best interests of the child and the child is suitable for adoption.

Contents of Report About the Birth Family

Citation: Rev. Stat. § 199.520

The health histories and other nonidentifying background information of birth parents and blood relatives of the adopted person, in writing, on a standardized form provided by the cabinet, if known, shall be given by the cabinet or child-placing agency that has the information to the adoptive parents and to the circuit court no later than the date of finalization of the adoption proceedings. This information shall include the results of any tests for HIV or hepatitis A, B, and C.

When the Report Is Made

Citation: Rev. Stat. § 199.510

The report shall be filed with the court as soon as practical but no later than 90 days from the placement of the child or 90 days after the filing date of the petition, whichever is longer, unless for good cause the court, by written order, extends the period of time for filing the report.

Exceptions for Stepparent or Relative Adoptions

This issue is not addressed in the statutes reviewed.