| Confidential Intermediary
Arizona Revised Statutes § 8-134 provides for the exchange of information between mutually consenting adults who are parties to an adoption.
If your adoption was finalized in Arizona and you wish to begin a search, you may engage the services of a confidential internediary.
A.R.S. § 8-134 A. Any of the following persons may use the services of a confidential intermediary who is listed with the court:
1. The adoptive parents of an adoptee who is at least eighteen years of age or, if the adoptive parents are deceased, the adoptee's guardian.
2. An adoptee if the adoptee is at least eighteen years of age.
3. If an adoptee is deceased, the adoptee's spouse if the spouse is the legal parent or guardian of any child of the adoptee.
4. If an adoptee is deceased, any progeny of the adoptee who is at least eighteen years of age.
5. Either of the birth parents of an adoptee.
6. If the birth parent of an adoptee is deceased, the parent of the birth parent.
7. A biological sibling of the adoptee if the sibling is at least eighteen years of age.
Changes to Arizona statutes effective January 1, 2008
Arizona's new Sibling Information Exchange Program
Recent changes in Arizona statutes allow for a confidential intermediary to assist former dependent children in the location of their siblings.
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