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59-2130. Independent and agency adoptions; background information on adoptee and parents; filing; disclosure. (a) The following information shall be filed with the petition in an independent or agency adoption:

(1) A complete written genetic, medical and social history of the child and the parents;

(2) the names, dates of birth, addresses, telephone numbers, and social security numbers of each of the child's parents, if known;

(3) a properly executed authorization for release of any hospital records pertaining to the child; and

(4) the child's birth verification, which shall include the date, time and place of birth and the name of the attending physician.

(b) The genetic, medical and social history required by this section shall be in conformity with the rules and regulations adopted by the secretary for children and families and on forms provided by the secretary.

(c) If any information required to be filed under this section is not available, an affidavit explaining the reasons why it is not available shall be filed with the petition for adoption.

(d) The secretary for children and families shall adopt rules and regulations establishing procedures for updating a child's genetic, medical and social history if new information becomes known at a later date. The agency or person conducting the investigation under K.S.A. 59-2132, and amendments thereto, shall advise in writing each of the child's biological parents, if known, of those procedures.

(e) Any employee or agent of the Kansas department for children and families, a child-placing agency or a district court who intentionally destroys any information required to be filed under this section is guilty of a class C nonperson misdemeanor.

History: L. 1990, ch. 145, § 20; L. 2014, ch. 115, § 203; L. 2018, ch. 118, § 15; July 1.

Source or Prior Law:

59-2278a.


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