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Dillon International Discontinuing Adoption, Lifetime Support, and Humanitarian Aid Services.

File Copy

If you would like to request a copy of your adoption record, request, please keep the following in mind:

  • Adoption file contents will include all adoptee background information, legal documents, and referral pictures (if available) provided by the birth country to Dillon International. In most cases, all of these records should have been received by the adoptive family. Where dictated by law in the foreign country, some information may be redacted.


  • Subject to the adoptive family providing copies to Dillon International, other adoption file contents may include passport from birth country, U.S. adoption decree, U.S. birth certificate, and Certificate of Citizenship or Certificate of Naturalization. All non-adoptee related file information, with the exception of home study reports, is being destroyed to ensure personal privacy and security.


  • Per Dillon policy, we are only able to provide digital copies rather than original documents.


  • If an adoptee is 18 or older, the request must be made by the adoptee themselves. If the adoptee is a minor child, the request must be made by the adoptive parent(s) or legal guardian. 


  • All requests will be processed on a first-come, first serve basis in the order the requests are received. Due to the large volume, it could take up to 6 months to receive your file.


  • There will be a $50 service fee to aid in the retrieval of the file, digitization of the content and emailing to the recipient.


  • We are only able to process file requests for placements through Dillon International, formerly known as Dillon Children’s Services and David Livingstone Foundation. Dillon Southwest and Buckner Adoption and Maternity Services are separate business entities and files are not retained by Dillon.


  • All requests should be made by December 31, 2023.


To request your file now, please visit the following link: File Request Form


If you need assistance or have an inquiry not addressed through the website, please email This address will continue to be monitored beyond September 30.

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