Adoption Search

Individuals, who were either adopted, placed a child for adoption, or are related to an adoptee or a birth parent that Family Services of NW PA worked with, may request a search based on the criteria outlined in the OCYF Bulletin 3350-11-01 Act 101 of 2010.

Who Can Request A Search?504130957

Any person that had an adoption facilitated by Family Services of NW PA that meets one of the following criteria:

  • An adoptee who is at least 18 years of age;
  • An adoptive parent of an adoptee who is under 18 years of age or adjudicated incapacitated or deceased;
  • A legal guardian of an adoptee who is under 18 years of age or adjudicated incapacitated;
  • A descendant of a deceased adoptee;
  • A birth parent of an adoptee who is at least 21 years of age;
  • A parent of a birth parent of an adoptee who is at least 21 years of age if the birth parent consents, is incapacitated or deceased; and,
  • A birth sibling of an adoptee if both the birth sibling and the adoptee are at least 21 years of age and:
    • The birth sibling remained in the custody of the birth parent and the birth parent consents, is deceased or adjudicated in capacitated;
    • Both the birth sibling and adoptee were adopted out of the same birth family; or,
    • The birth sibling was not adopted out of the birth family and did not remain in the custody of the birth parent.
  • Must prove identity
    • If you live in the area, you must appear in person with photo identification
    • If you live out of the area, you must submit a notarized letter detailing your request for information.

 

Contact Information:

Erie County
5100 Peach Street
Erie, PA 16509
Phone: 814.866.4500

*A fee is required for this service.

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