Montana Code Annotated 2021



Part 1. Confidential Intermediaries

Petition For Appointment Of Confidential Intermediary

42-6-103. Petition for appointment of confidential intermediary. (1) An adult adoptee, an adoptive or birth parent, or an adult extended family member of the adoptee or birth parent may petition the court for disclosure of identifying information regarding the adoptee, a birth child, a birth parent, or an extended family member.

(2) A petition for disclosure must contain:

(a) as much of the following information as is known by the petitioner:

(i) the name, address, and identification of the petitioner;

(ii) the date of the adoptee's birth;

(iii) the county and state where the adoption occurred;

(iv) the date of the adoption; and

(v) any other information known to the petitioner concerning the birth parents, the adoptive parent, and the adoptee that could assist in locating the person being sought;

(b) written documentation from a certified confidential intermediary agreeing to conduct the search; and

(c) if the petitioner is not the adoptee or birth parent, the reason the petitioner is requesting the appointment of a confidential intermediary.

History: En. Sec. 143, Ch. 480, L. 1997.