Delaware County Court Response to Adoption Search Inquiry

2001 updates

No response was received to the inquiry letter sent in April 2001.

May 2001 Update: In some unrelated assistance, however, a helpful searcher passed on the following information:

The contact person is still Eileen Burnett, orphans court clerk. 610-891-4418. The only change is that the letter requesting petitions must be sent to the new president judge, Kenneth A. Clouse. The address is still 201 W. Front Street, Media PA 19063.

October 2001 Update: A searcher reports that Eileen Burnett seems to have retired, but correspondence was received from Diane Gabriele, Orphans' Court Administrator.

With these changes, it would be smart to call first and make sure you address your inquiries for non-id, request for search (if you are an adopted person) or waiver of confidentiality (if you are a birth parent) to the right person.

1999 response

3-1-99 Response from Eileen Burnett, Orphans Court Clerk

Per your request of 2-15-99, enclosed is a copy of a letter forwarded to all those requesting adoption information.

The first step is for the adoptee to direct a letter to:

President Judge, A. Leo Sereni
Delaware County Court House
201 W. Front Street
Media, PA 19063

The letter should state any information they may want and include their birth name, if known; adopted name, present name and date of birth.

Upon receipt of their letter, the enclosed letter together with petitions and waiver of confidentiality will be forwarded to the adoptee.

If you require additional information, please feel free to contact me at 610-891- 4418.

The petition for the release of limited (non-identifying information) is to be completed and sent with a check for $ 50.

Petition for release of identifying information is to be completed and sent with a check for $ 150 (filing fee.)

If the request is for both Limited and Identifying Information both petitions need to be completed and forwarded with a check in the amount of $ 150.00 to the Clerk of Orphans' Court.

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