The Arizona Revised Statutes have been updated to include the revised sections from the 55th Legislature, 2nd Regular Session. Please note that the next update of this compilation will not take place until after the conclusion of the 56th Legislature, 1st Regular Session, which convenes in January 2023.
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A. For an adoption of a person born in this state, a state court shall submit to the state registrar an adoption certificate on a form approved by the state registrar or pursuant to a court order that includes:
1. Information required by rule about the adoptive father and adoptive mother.
2. Information required by rule about the child being adopted.
3. A statement by the court that the information on the adoption certificate is accurate.
4. The contact preference form prescribed in section 36-340.
B. For an adoption of a person born in this state and ordered by a court in another state, the state registrar shall accept an order for an adoption or an adoption certificate that contains the information in subsection A.
C. If a court modifies a court order for adoption, the state registrar shall follow the procedures in this chapter for amending a registered certificate.
D. By the tenth day of each month, a court in this state shall submit to the state registrar all adoption certificates, court orders for adoption and court orders for modification of adoption for the preceding month.
E. When the state registrar receives an adoption certificate, a court order for adoption, a change to a court order for adoption or an annulment of an adoption for a person born in another state, the state registrar shall send the document to the appropriate registration authority in the state where the person was born.