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2018 Child Protection Summit: Florida Adoption Reunion Registry

Minnie Jenkins, Adoption Reunion Registry Specialist, Florida Department of Children and Families | Mark Bono, Adoptee

September 6, 2018

Training Description

The Florida Adoption Reunion Registry (FARR) was established in 1982 by the Florida Legislature to help reunite adult adoptees with their birth family, without having to take court actions to accomplish this goal. In addition, the registry also provides non-identifying information to adoptive parents and adult adoptees upon their written requests. Workshop participants will receive an overview of the reunion registry process including the requesting of information from closed adoption files, type of information that can be provided to a requestor, and how to file a petition with the court to have a record opened. Additionally, the presenter will clarify the child welfare professional’s role in this process.