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Adoption Records

Adoption Registration Unit, Access to Sealed Records and other Services

Adoption records in Tennessee are private and confidential and not open to the general public. Adoption records are, however, available to eligible persons. This page will explain who has access and how you can receive adoption records -- whether yours or a relative's record. 

An adoption record can include:

  • Sealed Adoption Records
  • Post-Adoption Records
  • Court Records
  • Adoption Agency Records
  • An Order of Termination of Parental Rights
  • Records from the Department of Health, Office of Vital Statistics.