Out-of-state requests for background information on potential foster and adoptive parents should be made to Kansas' Child Abuse and Neglect Central Registry, as provided for under the federal Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006. Requests from state child welfare agencies should be submitted in writing on state agency letterhead. State child welfare agencies making such requests are not required to submit a signed release form.
The following information is required in order to process a request: the potential foster or adoptive parent's name, alias(es), other names used and/or maiden name (if applicable), date of birth and Social Security number. Responses to Central Registry requests will be mailed or faxed to the state agency requesting the information. There is no fee for processing requests from state child welfare agencies.
Send request via postal mail or fax to:
Attention: DCF / Child Abuse and Neglect Central Registry
P.O. Box 2637
Topeka, KS 66612
Alternatively, requests may be faxed to: 866-317-4279
Central Registry requests from the public or private agencies
provided for under the 2006 Adam Walsh legislation will not be granted without a signed release. The completed Registry Release Form
and a $10 fee should be submitted by mail to the address listed above. Results of the Central Registry request will be mailed to the person/agency requesting the information.