Fathers' Adoption Registry Search Request Instructions for Mothers
A putative father who registers with the Minnesota Fathers’ Adoption Registry (MFAR) gives the name and address of his presumed child’s mother, if he knows it. MFAR mails notice of the father’s registration with MFAR to the mother. If the putative father does not provide the mother’s address or the address is invalid, the mother will not receive notice of the registration.
Mothers may request a search of the Minnesota Fathers’ Adoption Registry at any time. To request a search, a mother must fill out a Minnesota Fathers' Adoption Registry (MFAR) Search Request (PDF) form and send it in along with the required fee. MFAR cannot perform a search without payment. The results of the search will either prove the putative father’s MFAR registration or that he has not registered. The mother may notify the putative father of the search results.
Attorneys may request a search of MFAR on behalf of a mother or prospective adoptive parent(s).