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What Has Non-Id Done For You Lately?

August 18, 2017


Well, if you are like most adoptees, you might not know what non-id is (non-identifying information). The states and courts - for sure - don't make that part of the adoptee package. So like all things adopted, we have to know and figure out how to get it. If you are unfamiliar with this sometimes very useful information, this is what non-id is. Non-id is what your birth mother fills out (usually in a form), when she is in the process of the adoption . The form asks questions about herself: her health history, her education, occupation, her hair and eye color, and even her hobbies. It would also typically include the biological grandparents, and the same non-identifying information ie: their education, health histories, occupations etc. Sometimes some non-id's will even give siblings the birth mother might have, and also if she is/was married/divorced, or has had any other children. It also explains (whatever the birth mother is willing to give), information about the birth father. We have seen may non-id's that have lots of information regarding the birth father, and others may not include any information. It truly depends on the relationship the two had and how the info is reported. If we were to get all that information, that would be considered a 'jackpot' in our adoption world!!


And that positive message, brings me to the let down. Some non-id is not as detailed as others. And if you have not received your non-id before, sometimes is it worth re-applying for. We just