Can Certain Information About Birth Parents Be Safely Disclosed If An Adoptee Seeks So ?

In Petition to Release Adoption Records, 439 Pa. Super. 273, 653 A.2d 1254, 1258 (Pa. Super. 1995), the adoptee did not seek disclosure of the identity of her birth parents; she petitioned for release of information that would not reveal their identity. Although holding information which can be safely disclosed may differ from case to case, we directed disclosure of the birth parents' race, the general health of the appellant at the time of her adoption, general information about the parents' relationship, reasons for the adoption and the length of time appellant was in the adoptive parents' custody prior to adoption. 653 A.2d at 1257-58.