What is the Adoption Information Registry?

The Adoption Information Registry is a service within the Missouri Children’s Division by which Adult Adoptees (age 18 and over) and Biological Parents or Adult siblings may indicate their desire to be contacted by each other upon the voluntary registration of all parties to the adoption.

Who Can Register?

  • Adult Adoptees 18 years or older and adopted in Missouri.
  • Biological Parents of a child released for adoption in Missouri.
  • Adult siblings of a child released for adoption in Missouri.

What Information Is Available?

Identifying information of the other registrants, which is provided to the Adult Adoptee and Biological Parent(s) and/or adult siblings, will include:
  • Name
  • Address
  • Telephone Numbers (if applicable)
  • Place of Birth

Note: As of August 2011, Adult Adoptees no longer need the consent of their adoptive parents to register.

How Do You Register?

Adopted Adults, Biological Parents and adult siblings must complete and file separate registration forms with the Missouri Adoption Information Registry.

About our Forms:

The Adoption Registry forms are available below in Microsoft Word 6.0 format or Portable Document Format (PDF).

To obtain a paper copy of this form, please call the Foster Adopt Hotline at (800) 554-2222 or contact your local Children’s Division office.

Where to Send Forms:

Registration Forms should be sent in an envelope marked "Confidential" to:

Missouri Children’s Division
Adoption Information Registry
PO Box 88
Jefferson City, MO 65103

What Happens Once You Register?

  • Information is entered in Adoption Registry.
  • Search of Adoption Registry is completed.
  • If no match, written notification is sent to registrant.
  • If possible match, attempt is made to obtain consent from other biological parent and adoptive parents (if appropriate).
  • Registrant notified within three months of no match if all consents not obtained.
  • Registrant notified within three months and provided identifying information if full match and all parties have consented.