Obtaining a Before Adoption Birth Certificate

Original birth records prior to an adoption are sealed records. Original records may be opened by court order or at the request of the adoptee, if the adoptee is of legal age (18 years old or older). To obtain an uncertified copy of the before adoption birth certificate, the adoptee must submit a written notarized request. View a Sample of a Written Notarized Request (PDF).

The fee for a copy of this record is $20. Make check or money order payable to "Kansas Vital Statistics"

Please mail your request to:
Adoption Clerk
Office of Vital Statistics
1000 SW Jackson
Suite 120
Topeka, Ks 66612-2221

If you have any questions, please contact our office.