Adoption Attorney, Lisa L. Collins, Esq., has provided some Adoption Basics for individuals starting their adoption journey:
What information will I have on the child and birth parents?
In domestic adoptions, Tennessee law requires certain medical, social, and educational material be provided on the birth families for up to three generations. Adoptive parents either receive the background history in full or in summary form. The information includes medical information from the ob/gyn, the pediatrician and the hospital.
In international adoptions, adoptive parents receive as much information as is available on the child. This may or may not include information on the biological family or birth and hospital records, depending on whether the child was abandoned or if the parents were available for questioning.