Links to Petition the Court to Unseal Adoption Records
In the State of Nevada all adoption records filed with the Court are sealed and are confidential files. A court order is required to unseal these court records. Because of confidentiality, you will need to illustrate to the Court that you have just cause to unseal the adoption records and it is the judge’s discretion whether you have just cause to unseal these confidential records.
Link to Clark County 8th Judicial District Court’s Self-Help Center: http://www.familylawselfhelpcenter.org/images/forms/misc/unseal-adoption-packet-pdf.pdf
Link to Washoe County Second Judicial District Court’s Self-Help Center: https://www.washoecourts.com/Main/FormsAndPackets Path: Miscellaneous Forms; Ex Parte Motion to Oen Adoption File (13th folder on list)
NRS 127.140: Confidentiality of Hearings, Files and Records
NRS 127.140: Confidentiality of Hearings, Files and Records*:
#2. The files and records of the court in adoption proceedings are not open to inspection by any person except:
(a) Upon an order of the court expressly so permitting pursuant to a petition setting forth the reasons therefor;
(b) If a natural parent and the child are eligible to receive information from the State Register for Adoptions; or
#6. The portions of the files and records which are made available for inspection by an adoptive parent, natural parent or sibling pursuant to subsection 3, 4 or 5 must not include any confidential information, including, without limitation, any information that identifies or would lead to the identification of a natural parent if the identity of the natural parent is not included in the agreement for post-adoptive contact or order for visitation, as applicable.
[14:332:1953] — (NRS A 1979, 1283; 2005, 1682; 2007, 2074; 2017, 1987)
*Subsections relevant to information that can be provided to Adoptees or Birth Parents
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