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  • Accessing Sealed Adoption Records PDF

    Instructions and forms to request access to sealed adoption records in Texas. Content Detail

    By:
    Partnership for Legal Access
  • Adoption Resources

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    By:
    Texas Adoption Resources Exchange
  • Adult Adoptees

    Adult Adoptees who were born in Texas can click on this link to the Texas Department of State Health Services to request a copy of their original birth certificate. Other adoption related forms are also available on this site, including the Central Adoption Registry Application. Content Detail

    By:
    Texas Department of State Health Resources
  • Obtaining Birth and/or Adoption Records

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    By:
    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • Vital Statistics Forms

    Click on this Texas Department of State Health Service website for forms to obtain or amend Birth and Death Records, Marriage and Divorce Records, Adoption forms, Paternity and Parentage forms, and Physician’s Abortion Reporting forms. Content Detail

    By:
    Texas Department of State Health Resources