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Get access to the adoption file.

If you would like to receive information about your origin, you must contact the adoption agency that mediated the adoption.

The specialists will let you view the files and will be available to assist you and answer any questions you may have.

Access to the file is not possible insofar as the predominant personal interests of the persons involved conflict.

In individual cases, the adoption agency may endeavour to find an appropriate individual solution for the biological parents and siblings from the family of origin. There is no right of access to files for members of the family of origin.

An expression from the birth entry of the civil status register kept by the registry office can

  • the (adoptive) parents,
  • the (adoptive) grandparents,
  • the adopted person (if he or she is older than 16 years), and
  • if necessary, the person who legally represents the adopted child (unless these are the (adoptive) parents,

apply for.

The printout can be requested on site, in writing, by fax or – as far as the municipality concerned offers it – online

A long file retention period for files on adoptions was not introduced until the beginning of 2002. If the adoption was adopted a long time ago, there may therefore no longer be any placement files.

For adoptions carried out before 1977, no adoption agency was involved. At that time, the adoption took place through a notarial contract, which was confirmed by the district court. A request to the court involved may continue.

The birth register / civil status register is kept at the registry office responsible for the place of birth of a person.

Source: Serviceportal Niedersachsen (Portalverbund des Bundes und der Länder)

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