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

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Agency or Person Preparing the Report

Citation: Ann. Stat. § 1-22-111

The court may order the Department of Family Services or a private licensed agency to investigate and report to the court the background of the child and the medical, social, and psychological background and status of the consenting parent and putative father.

Contents of Report About the Adopted Person

Citation: Ann. Stat. § 1-22-116

To the extent available, the medical history of an adoptive child shall be provided to the child's adoptive parent.

Contents of Report About the Birth Family

Citation: Ann. Stat. § 1-22-116

The medical, social, and psychological histories of the birth parents shall include, but not be limited to, the following:

  • All available information regarding conditions or diseases believed to be hereditary
  • Any drugs or medications taken during pregnancy by the child's birth mother
  • Any other information that may be a factor influencing the child's present or future health

When the Report Is Made

Citation: Ann. Stat. § 1-22-116

To the extent available, the medical histories of an adoptive child and his or her birth parents, with information identifying the birth parents eliminated, shall be provided to the child's adoptive parent any time after the adoption decree or to the child after he or she attains the age of majority.

Exceptions for Stepparent or Relative Adoptions

This issue is not addressed in the statutes reviewed.