TENNESSEE

Department of Children’s Services
Post Adoption Unit
UBS Tower, 9th Floor
315 Deaderick Street
Nashville, Tennessee 37243

 

*Almost all adoptees, age 21 and older, have unrestricted access to their OBCs;
restrictions apply to some.   [The only exception is for adult adoptees whose birth parent was a victim of rape or incest; in those cases the written consent of the birth parent is required to release records.  The process for access costs $150 (ten times the amount of an OBC.  Further, for adoptions that occurred after 1951, release of records is conditional in alignment with a "contact veto registry," where birth relatives can veto contact with adoptees.  Lastly, the contact veto unconstitutionally criminalizes contact between adult adoptees and birth relatives who may have vetoes on file.]