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Adoptions Finalized Prior to Jan. 1, 1964


Adoption Records are Open to Adopted Person, Adoptive Parents and/or Lineal Descendants with Proper Identification

Affidavit of Adopted Person: Form HEA#3011

May receive copies of the contents of their adoption file.  The file may include the final decree of adoption and/or the original birth certificate. It will not include medical history.

  • Adoption must have been finalized before 1/1/1964

  • Notarized affidavit is required

  • Two pieces of identification (if name change or marriage, need to show linkage)

  • $20 fee

To request a form by phone or to mail a request:

Ohio Department of Health
Office of Vital Statistics
P.O. 15098
Columbus, Ohio 43215

Telephone: (614) 466-2531


 Reviewed: 9/30/14