DNA Testing Guidelines for Adoption Cases
Because of the sensitive nature of adoption cases, extra measures are taken to protect the privacy of the parties
involved. DNA testing in adoption cases requires exceptional discretion and consideration for state laws
by both the DNA testing company and the parties being tested.
To ensure that both discretion and legal consideration are maintained, chain of custody DNA testing services should be used.
Using chain of custody testing services will provide a person more freedom in accessing both identifiable information and
People interested in accessing information about specific adoption cases should learn more about the laws in both the state
where the birth took place and the state where the adoption took place, if different.
To learn more about state laws on adoption and information access, click on the links to the Child Welfare Information Gateway and National Adoption Information Clearinghouse
To learn more about the use of DNA testing in international adoption cases, click on the link below.