Who We Can Help

Any of the following parties can use the services of a Confidential Intermediary:

  • An adoptee who is at least 18 years of age

  • Either of the birth parents of an adoptee

  • Adoptive parents of an adoptee who is at least 18 years of age, or if the adoptive parents are deceased, the adoptee's guardian

  • If any adoptee is deceased, the adoptee's spouse if the spouse is the legal parent or guardian of any child of the adoptee

  • If any adoptee is deceased, any progency of the adoptee who is at least 18 years of age

  • If the birth parent of an adoptee is deceased, the parent of the birth parent

  • A biological sibling of an adoptee if the sibling is at least 18 years of age

Through the Sibling Information Exchange Program:

  • A former dependent child 18 or older

  • 17 or under and a former dependent child, with the participation of your adoptive parent, guardian, or biological parent if he/she has legal custody and is not involved in a current dependency case

  • Over 18 and you are the sibling of a former dependent child

*Although a search may be initiated by anyone 18 and older, a CI may not search for anyone under the age of 21