Neb. Rev. Stat. § 43-113

Nebraska Revised Statutes of 1943

Chapter 43. Infants and Juveniles

Article 1. Adoption Procedures

(A) General Provisions

§ 43-113. Adoption records; access; retention.

Except as otherwise provided in the Nebraska Indian Child Welfare Act, court adoption records may not be inspected by the public and shall be permanently retained on microfilm or in their original form in accordance with the Records Management Act. No person shall have access to such records except that:

(1) Access shall be provided on the order of the judge of the court in which the decree of adoption was entered on good cause shown or as provided in sections 43-138 to 43-140 or 43-146.11 to 43-146.13; or

(2) The clerk of the court shall provide three certified copies of the decree of adoption to the parents who have adopted a child born in a foreign country and not then a citizen of the United States within three days after the decree of adoption is entered. A court order is not necessary to obtain these copies. Certified copies shall only be provided upon payment of applicable fees.

Source: Laws 1943, c. 104, § 11, p. 352; R.S.1943, § 43-113; Laws 1980, LB 992, § 29; Laws 1985, LB 255, § 25; Laws 1988, LB 372, § 4; Laws 1989, LB 229, § 2; Laws 1997, LB 80, § 1; Laws 1998, LB 1041, § 12.


Birth certificate, filing and issuance, see sections 71-627 and 71- 627.01.

Nebraska Indian Child Welfare Act, see section 43-1501.

Records Management Act, see section 84-1220.


Report of adoption, court required to file, see section 71-626.

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