This bill amends the post-adoption service law to require the Commissioner of Human
Services to advise certain persons of siblings who were either adopted or committed to the
guardianship of the Commissioner of Human Services and not adopted. It would apply to a request
by a person who is at least 19 years or older and was adopted or who, because of termination of
parental rights, was committed to guardianship of the Commissioner of Human Services. The
assistance must be provided by the county or placing agency of the person requesting the information
to the extent it is available in existing records. If the sibling received services from another agency,
the agencies must share necessary information to locate the other siblings and to offer services, as
requested. Upon the determination that another sibling's parental rights were terminated, identifying
information and contact must be provided only upon mutual consent. A reasonable fee may be
imposed for these services.
A copy of the current post-adoption services statute is attached.
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