Providing Adoptive Parents With Information About Adoptees and Their Birth Families - Northern Mariana Islands

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Agency or Person Preparing the Report

Citation: Commonwealth Code Tit. 8, §§ 1408; 1410

Information about the child must be included with the adoption petition.

If the court so orders, an investigation shall be made by either of the following:

  • The Division of Youth Services or its designee
  • Any qualified person or agency designated by the court

Contents of Report About the Adopted Person

Citation: Commonwealth Code Tit. 8, § 1408

The adoption petition shall include the date and place of birth, if known, of the adopted person.

Contents of Report About the Birth Family

Citation: Commonwealth Code Tit. 8, § 1410

The investigation shall inquire into the condition and antecedents of the adopted person.

When the Report Is Made

Citation: Commonwealth Code Tit. 8, § 1410

A written report of the investigation shall be filed with the court before the adoption petition is heard.

Exceptions for Stepparent or Relative Adoptions

This issue is not addressed in the statutes reviewed.