Connecticut Adoption- the Family

Collection of Family Information About Adopted Persons and Their Birth Families

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Agency or Person Preparing the Report
Citation: Ann. Stat. § 45a-727
When an application for adoption has been submitted, the court shall request the commissioner or a child-placing agency to make an investigation and written report.

Contents of Report About the Adopted Person
Citation: Ann. Stat. § 45a-727
The report shall indicate the physical and mental status of the child and shall also contain such facts as may be relevant to determine whether the proposed adoption will be in the best interests of the child, including the physical, mental, genetic, and educational history of the child.The report shall include:

  • A history of physical, sexual, or emotional abuse suffered by the child, if any
  • The child’s health status at the time of placement
  • The child’s birth, neonatal, and other medical, psychological, psychiatric, and dental histories
  • A record of immunizations for the child
  • The available results of medical, psychological, psychiatric, and dental examinations of the child
  • Information, to the extent known, about past and existing relationships of the child and the child’s siblings, birth parents, extended family, and other persons who have had physical possession of or legal access to the child
  • The educational history of the child, including, to the extent known, information about:
    • The enrollment and performance of the child in educational institutions
    • Results of educational testing and standardized tests
    • Special educational needs, if any

Contents of Report About the Birth Family
Citation: Ann. Stat. § 45a-727
The report shall include the physical, mental, social, and financial conditions of the birth parents of the child, if known.

When the Report Is Made
Citation: Ann. Stat. § 45a-727
The report shall be filed with the court within 60 days. A duplicate of the report shall be sent immediately to the Commissioner of Children and Families.

Exceptions for Stepparent or Relative Adoptions
Citation: Ann. Stat. § 45a-733
In the case of a child sought to be adopted by a stepparent, the court may waive all requirements for investigation and report by the Commissioner of Children and Families or by a child-placing agency.


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