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Foreign Adoption

Finalized Foreign Adoption

The adopting parent(s) who have finalized an adoption of a child in the same country the child was born, and the child now resides in Utah, must supply the following to obtain a birth certificate:
  1. 1. A completed certified Foreign Report of Adoption form.

  2. 2. An application for a New Birth Certificate.

  3. 3. Payment / fees.

  4. 4. Proper identification.

Finalized Utah Adoption

The adopting parent(s) who have finalized the adoption of a child from a foreign country must supply the following to obtain a birth certificate:

  1. 1. A completed certified Report of Adoption form.

  2. 2. A completed certified Order Establishing Facts of Birth form.

  3. 3. An application for a New Birth Certificate.

  4. 4. Payment / fees.

  5. 5. Proper identification.

Citizens Born Abroad

Citizens born abroad are not considered foreign adoptions. You will need to contact the US Department of State Passport Vital Records Section to receive a birth certificate for the birth of a U.S. citizen abroad. More information is available at https://travel.state.gov.

Department of State
Passport Vital Records Section
44132 Mercure Circle
P.O. Box 1213
Sterling, VA 20166-1213

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