State by State Access

For more detail on state by state laws, visit: The American Adoption Congress and The National Child Welfare Information Gateway.

Access States

Alabama
Alaska
Colorado
Connecticut — Partial Access
Delaware — Access with Restrictions
Illinois — Access with Restrictions
Kansas
Maine
Massachusetts — Partial Access
Montana — Partial Access

New Hampshire
New Jersey — Access in 2017 with restrictions (just passed)
Ohio
Oklahoma — Partial Access
Oregon
Rhode Island
Tennessee — Access with Restrictions
Vermont — Partial Access with Restrictions
Washington — Access with Restrictions

Closed Record States

Arizona
Arkansas
California
Florida
Georgia
Hawaii

Idaho
Iowa
Indiana
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maryland

Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Nebraska
Nevada
New Mexico

New York
North Carolina
North Dakota
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota

Texas
Utah
Virginia
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming