Thank you all. We have updated the demographics. My concern is that I don't think the adopted parent should be able to access information about bioparents. With the records blended it is going to be difficult to manage pre and post adoption documents. Example: a tx plan could begin pre adoption and continue after adoption. Bioparents signed the tx plan. An assessment that is done prior could contain private information about bioparents but is still the assessment we are originally working form. Should adoptive parents be able to access this information?
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I think that makes sense. I cannot find an Oklahoma law that covers this issue, except for newborns.
I think redaction is the only option if we maintain one record. Yes, your suggestion of marking the documents confidential is a good idea but could be labor intensive once they have been entered electronically or scanned. We can add an Alert at the Demographic level of the record which is what we may have to do.
Thanks so much!
Thank you Jessee. I appreciate the information.