Adult Adoptee Data


To comply with state law amendments, passed in July 2011, that allow adult adoptees to receive copies of their original birth certificates starting in July 2012.

Key Information

Number of original birth certificates released to adult adoptees; number of contact preference forms filed by birth parents of adopted children; birth parent contact preferences

Collection Period

2011 to present

Rhode Island Numbers

  • Number of Original Birth Certificates released: 1650
  • Number of Contact Preference Forms received: 36
  • Number of birth parents who would:
    • Like to be contacted: 26
    • Like to be contacted through an intermediary: 0
    • Not like to be contacted: 10

Updated: February 23, 2021


Office of Vital Records, Rhode Island Department of Health