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

Date: August 2020

Agency or Person Preparing the Report

Citation: Rev. Stat. § 43-107

The Department of Health and Human Services is responsible for completing the medical history form.

Contents of Report About the Adopted Person

Citation: Rev. Stat. § 43-107

A complete medical history of the child must be provided.

Contents of Report About the Birth Family

Citation: Rev. Stat. § 43-107

The complete medical history or histories required under this subsection shall include the race, ethnicity, nationality, Indian Tribe when applicable and in compliance with the Nebraska Indian Child Welfare Act, or other cultural history of both birth parents, if available.

Medical histories shall be provided, if available, for the birth mother and father and their birth families, including, but not limited to, siblings, parents, grandparents, aunts, and uncles, unless the child is foreign born or was abandoned. The medical history or histories shall be reported on a form provided by the department and filed along with the report of adoption.

When the Report Is Made

Citation: Rev. Stat. § 43-107

Upon the filing of a petition for adoption, the judge shall require that a complete medical history of the child be provided.

Exceptions for Stepparent or Relative Adoptions

Citation: Rev. Stat. § 43-107

In the adoption of a child by a stepparent, birth grandparent, or step-grandparent who is married to the birth grandparent at the time of the adoption, if both are adopting the child, the provision of a medical history shall be discretionary.