County of Northampton
Register of Wills & Clerk of Orphans’ Court
Northampton County Government Center
669 Washington Street
Easton, PA 18042
(610) 559-3902 Register of Wills
(610) 559-3095 Orphans’ Court
Dear Ms. Shay
In reference to your attached letter, please be advised the individual requesting adoption information must write a letter to our president judge, Robert A. Freedberg, 252 Spring Garden Street, Easton, PA 18042. The judge will respond to the individual and advise accordingly
If you have any further questions, do not hesitate to contact me.
Sharon L. Pinter, Deputy
Orphans’ Court Division
3-7-99 Response received from Robert A. Freedberg, President Judge
100 North Third St.
Easton, PA 18042-1869
1. The court will release non-identifying information about adoptions as authorized by 23 Pa.C.S.A 2905 (b). There is no fee.
2. The adoptee and the birth parents may file a waive of confidentiality with the clerk of court as authorized by 23 Pa. C.S.A 2905 (d).
3. Assuming there is a valid waiver of confidentiality, information covered by the waiver will be released. See 23 Pa. C.S.A. 2905(d).
I would welcome information about the Pennsylvania adoption support group.