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Missouri Adoption Records



Pre-1917 St. Louis City
Deeds of Adoption

- Free Search: Deeds of Adoption Index
- Purchase Copies


1917 to Present
Missouri Adoption Records


Missouri Adoption and Foster Care Laws
Chapter 453 Revised Statutes of Missouri


Since July 1917, adoptions in Missouri have been under the jurisdiction of circuit courts and are
sealed court records.


Adult adoptees may request non-identifying information regarding biological parents- physical description, nationality, religious background, medical history- from the Circuit Court where the adoption was finalized.

    For adoptions granted by
St. Louis City Circuit Court Contact:

Family Court
Juvenile Division's Legal Dept.
920 N. Vandeventer Ave
St. Louis, Missouri 63108
314.552.2000

  St. Louis City Family Court
Brochure with
Adoption Search Information


    Contact Information for
All Missouri Circuit Courts




An adult adoptee, biological parent, or biological sibling may sign-up with the

Missouri Adoption
Information Registry


Illinois Circuit Court Adoption Records


Since 1867, adoptions in Illinois have been under
the jurisdiction of county courts/circuit courts.

Contact Information for
All Illinois Circuit Courts


In 2010, the Illinois General Assembly passed a law enabling access to more than non-identifying information.

Illinois Adoption Registry and Medical Information Exchange