Nothing in this Article shall be interpreted or construed to prevent:
(1) An employee of a court, agency, or any other person from:
a. Inspecting permanent, confidential, or sealed records, other than records maintained
by the State Registrar, for the purpose of discharging any obligation under this Chapter.
b. Disclosing the name of the court where a proceeding for adoption occurred, or the
name of an agency that placed an adoptee, to an individual described in G.S. 48-9-104(a) who can verify his or her identity.
c. Disclosing or using information contained in permanent and sealed records, other
than records maintained by the State Registrar, for statistical or other research
purposes as long as the disclosure will not result in identification of a person who
is the subject of the information and subject to any further conditions the Department
may reasonably impose.
d. Giving a file-stamped copy of a document to a person, or to the legal representative
of a person, who has filed the document in an adoption proceeding.
(2) In agency placements, a parent or guardian placing a child for adoption and the
adopting parents from authorizing an agency to release information or from releasing
information to each other that could reasonably be expected to lead directly to the
identity of an adoptee, an adoptive parent of an adoptee, or an adoptee's placing
parent or guardian. The consent to the release of identifying information shall be in writing and signed
prior to the adoption by any placing parent or guardian and the adopting parents and
acknowledged under oath in the presence of an individual authorized to administer
oaths or take acknowledgments. Any consent to release identifying information shall be filed under G.S. 48-2-305.
(3) The Division from sharing information from its records regarding the identity
of birth parents with an agency acting as a confidential intermediary pursuant to
G.S. 48-9-104(b), if the information is needed by the agency to carry out its duties as a confidential
intermediary. Any information disclosed to the agency pursuant to this subdivision shall not be
redisclosed by the agency except as allowed by G.S. 48-9-104(b).
FindLaw Codes may not reflect the most recent version of the law in your jurisdiction. Please verify the status of the code you are researching with the state legislature or via Westlaw before relying on it for your legal needs.
Was this helpful?
Response sent, thank you
Welcome to FindLaw's Cases & Codes
A free source of state and federal court opinions, state laws, and the United States Code. For more information about the legal concepts addressed by these cases and statutes, visit FindLaw's Learn About the Law.