(A) The department of health shall issue a foreign birth record as follows:

Terms Used In Ohio Code 3705.122

  • Birth record: means a birth certificate that has been registered with the office of vital statistics; or, if registered prior to March 16, 1989, with the division of vital statistics; or, if registered prior to the establishment of the division of vital statistics, with the department of health or a local registrar. See Ohio Code 3705.01
  • File: means the presentation of vital records for registration by the office of vital statistics. See Ohio Code 3705.01
  • Person: includes an individual, corporation, business trust, estate, trust, partnership, and association. See Ohio Code 1.59
  • Probate: Proving a will
  • Registration: means the acceptance by the office of vital statistics and the incorporation of vital records into its official records. See Ohio Code 3705.01

(1) On receipt of the items sent by a probate court pursuant to section 3107.19 of the Revised Code concerning the adoption of a person born in a foreign country, unless the adoptive parents or adopted person over eighteen years of age requests that such record not be issued;

(2) On receipt of an order issued under section 3107.18 of the Revised Code.

(B) A foreign birth record shall be the same in all respects as a birth record issued under section 3705.12 of the Revised Code, except that it shall show the actual country of birth. After registration of the birth record in the new name of the adopted person, the department shall place the items sent by the probate court in an adoption file and seal the file. The contents of the adoption file are not a public record and shall be made available only in accordance with section 3705.126 of the Revised Code.

Added by 130th General Assembly File No. 56, SB 23, §1, eff. 3/20/2015.