How to Obtain Adoption Records From the Superior Court
You may be able to obtain a copy of the adoption record that is maintained by the superior court by filing a petition, under California Family Code 9200, in the clerk’s office of the county superior court where the adoption was finalized.
In your petition, you must show good and compelling cause for the granting of the order. It is at the sole discretion of the court as to whether any documents from the adoption record will be released.
Please contact the clerk's office of the county superior court where the adoption was finalized on how to petition the court. Use the link below to find the appropriate superior court’s contact information.