KDLA Records Ordering System

We do store many adoption case files at the State Archives and State Records Center. However, those files are confidential and can only be requested by the Circuit Court Clerk in the county in which the case was filed or by contacting the Adoption Services Branch of the Cabinet for Health and Family Services.

How to order an adoption record through a Circuit County Clerk

You will need to contact the Circuit Court Clerk in the county in which the case was filed in order to file a Petition to Inspect Adoption Records and to go through the whole process in order to gain access to that file.
Find a Kentucky County Circuit Clerk

How to order an adoption record though the Cabinet for Health and Family Services

You can also contact the Adoption Services Branch at the Cabinet for Health and Family Services.
CHFS Adoption Services