To search for an adoption record you must send in a written request to the Orphans’ Court.
The request should contain the following:
The letter should be addressed to:
Orphans’ Court Division
201 West Front Street
Media, PA 19063
Only after court approval, the clerk will conduct a search.
You will be contacted by letter if a record is/is not found. If a record is found you will be sent directions for the next step. You will have the option to file a petition for non-identifying information ($100.00 filing fee) or a petition for identifying information ($200.00 filing fee).
Finally, after the petition is approved you will be appointed a case worker within Children and Youth Services department who will contact you with the information.