Please use the following to begin your file retrieval.

File Retrieval Request

Applicant 1 Name(Required)
Applicant 2 Name
Mailing Address(Required)
Child's Birth Name(Required)
Childs Name Post Adoption(Required)
MM slash DD slash YYYY
MM slash DD slash YYYY
Contact information including address or phone, marital status, name change etc.
VERY IMPORTANT, please read the following statements regarding release of file information:
  • Carolina Adoption Services cannot release copies to third parties without a signed Release of Information form. We can only release copies of a family's file directly to that family.

  • - Items such as home studies and supporting documents can be copied.
  • - Agreements between the family and another agency cannot be copied.
  • - If there is birth family information in the file, and it has been ordered sealed, it cannot be copied and released.
  • - If the request is made by a married couple, each applicant must fill out and sign this request.
  • - Request for file documents may take up to 60 days to process.
  • - The $200 fee is for administration services to locate the file. Additional fees may be charged for copies and shipping.
  • - Child placing agencies are only required to keep specific documents in files upon closure Carolina Adoption
  • - Services cannot guarantee the presence of any documents in file.
Max. file size: 8 MB.
Federal issued ID accepted such as a passport or driver's license