Adoptive Birth Certificates
For Adoptive Birth Certificates
Please read below:
If you were adopted and are seeking your adopted birth certificate, please include a note with your application.  Our office does not always have all adopted birth certificates on file.  We will contact the State to request the birth certificate on your behalf.  Please note that adopted birth certificates are filed in the County in which you were born.

If you were adopted and are seeking your original birth certificate, you will need to obtain a court order to have the records unsealed.  The court order would need to be sent to the California Department of Public Health.  For additional information you may contact them by calling 916-445-2684 or email them at vrmail@cdph,