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Re: Iowa Children's Home Society

KENT PETER DARLING

Posted By: Cheryl S. (email)
Date: 1/27/2014 at 08:38:16

In Response To: Iowa Children's Home Society (Breena Yates)

Iowa law about access to birth records is more strict than some other states. The Iowa Department of Public Health maintains the records. A link to the IDPH process for requesting copies of vital records is included below.

Children are considered "entitled persons" under Iowa law, and have the right to request a copy of parents birth records. However, in your case an adoption is involved, and access to your husband's birth record may depend on the specifics of the adoption. I would suggest calling the IDPH toll free number for guidance. The link below is to the IDPH website Vital Records page.

IDPH - Vital Records

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