How can I obtain my adoption records?

I was adopted in 1954-55 can I obtain those records?

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Huntingdon County

Huntingdon Pa

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Hi, can you please edit your question to let us know what country and state your adoption took place in, as all have different laws?

    If you don't get back here to let us know, and if your adoption took place in the US, you can view this site for the various laws:

    http://adopteerights.net/nulliusfilius/?page_id=39

    Edit to add --

    You'll need to petition the court in Huntington. Their address and phone number is:

    Huntingdon County Court

    Clerk of Orphans' Court

    Courthouse - 223 Penn Street

    Huntingdon, PA 16652

    (814) 643-5078

    You should call them first and ask for the name of the Register and Recorder for the Orphans' Court. (last record I have was her name was Janet Hanks, but that was a while ago. There is probably a new Clerk now)

    Tell the Clerk you are going to petition the court for your records and ask her if there are any Hunt. County guidelines you should know about in advance. Also ask her to give you an estimated time you should hear a response (as an example, in Bucks County it took 6 months for them to get back to me)

    Here's a petition format you can copy for yourself:

    http://rombergers.tripod.com/judgelawyer.html

    Be sure to have it notarized and sent priority mail with tracking. If you don't know a notary, most UPS stores have notaries working for them.

    It's ridiculous you need to go through this. You should be able to send $12.00 to Vital Records just like everyone else who was born in Pennsylvania and get your birth certificate. If you're on Facebook, there's a new group started for Pennsylvania adoptees who are interested in adoption law reform you can check out:

    http://www.facebook.com/adopteesrightspa

    Source(s): Adopted in Pennsylvania
  • ?
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    Depends on where you live. If you live in the UK contact the social services where you was adopted or if you don't know contact your local social services who should help.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Depends where you are, and where you were at the time of the adoption.

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