45.0404 Records-Separate dockets.

Cite as [A.S.C.A. § 45.0404]

(a) Records and papers in relinquishment and in adoption proceedings from and after the filing of a petition are confidential and open to inspection only upon order of the Court for good cause shown. Separate dockets are maintained for relinquishment proceedings and for adoption proceedings.

(b) In all matters relating to the relinquishment and adoption of children, the court acts to preserve the anonymity of the natural parents, child, and adoptive parents.

History: 1980, PL 16-71 § 1.

Research Guide: CRS 194-104.