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What information is typically found on adoption papers?

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Information commonly found on adoption papers includes biological parents' names, name given at birth, place of birth, age of the child at the time of adoption and the names of the parents adopting the child. The signatures of the biological parents, adoptive parents and any witnesses to the adoption can also be found on most adoption papers.

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The adoption process contains multiple documents in which the rights of the birth parents are terminated and then given to the adoptive parents. These forms differ based on the state in which the adoption is taking place and the type of adoption being processed. Information about a specific adoption can be found on documents such as the consent for adoption, pre placement investigation, wavier of notice, disclosure of disbursements and the final decree of adoption. The address of the adoptive parents at the time of adoption, hospital of birth and the attending physician are commonly found on some of these documents.

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