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

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Agency or Person Preparing the Report

Citation: Rev. Stat. § 170-B:9

Information about the family shall be provided by the birth parent.

Contents of Report About the Adopted Person

Citation: Rev. Stat. §§ 170-B:9; 170-B:10

Any parent surrendering parental rights shall file with the court information on the age and medical and personal backgrounds of the child. Such personal information may include, but not be limited to, ethnic and religious background, as is reasonably known.

A surrender of parental rights shall state whether the child is an Indian child as defined in the Indian Child Welfare Act, 25 U.S.C. § 1901, et seq.

Contents of Report About the Birth Family

Citation: Rev. Stat. §§ 170-B:9; 170-B:10

Any parent surrendering parental rights shall file with the court information on the age and medical and personal backgrounds of the child. Such personal information may include, but not be limited to, ethnic and religious background, as is reasonably known.

A surrender of parental rights shall state whether the child is an Indian child as defined in the Indian Child Welfare Act, 25 U.S.C. § 1901, et seq.

When the Report Is Made

Citation: Rev. Stat. § 170-B:9

The family information shall be filed with the instrument surrendering parental rights.

Exceptions for Stepparent or Relative Adoptions

This issue is not addressed in the statutes reviewed.