103 A.L.R.5th 255. Restricting Access to Judicial Records of Concluded Adoption Proceedings
Access to the judicial records of concluded adoption proceedings is generally controlled by state statutes which delineate if, when, and to whom such access may be given. These statutes, and the court cases interpreting them, represent an effort to balance the privacy concerns of the parties involved with the desire or need for knowledge later experienced by some parties to the adoption. In general, the courts have sought to effectuate the balance attempted by the legislature and have upheld the statutes in the face of constitutional challenges.
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