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To apply, you must complete the application for a non-certified record of birth prior to adoption.
The Registry of Vital Records accepts walk-in customers during business hours.
Payment may be made by cash or check. Please make checks payable to Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Send your notarized and completed application, along with a check payable to Commonwealth of Massachusetts, to:
Registry of Vital Records and Statistics
150 Mt. Vernon St.
Dorchester, MA 02125
Please complete your application carefully. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.
When we receive your application, we will search our files. If a birth record from before an adoption is found, you will be sent:
Note: Only completed applications will be processed. Applications will be processed in the order that they are received.
When trying to obtain a pre-adoption certificate, it is important to remember: