Adoption Record [Foreign Relations] Law and Legal Definition

Pursuant to 22 CFR 96.2 [Title 22 Foreign Relations; Chapter I Department of State Subchapter J Legal and Related Services; Part 96 Accreditation of Agencies and Approval of Persons under the Intercountry Adoption Act of 2000 (IAA); Subpart A General Provisions], Adoption Record means “any record, information, or item related to a specific Convention adoption of a child received or maintained by an agency, person, or public domestic authority, including, but not limited to, photographs, videos, correspondence, personal effects, medical and social information, and any other information about the child. An adoption record does not include a record generated by an agency, person, or a public domestic authority to comply with the requirement to file information with the Case Registry on adoptions not subject to the Convention pursuant to section 303(d) of the IAA (42 U.S.C. 14932(d)).”