After an adoption the original birth record and all other legal documents related to the adoption are sealed and are not accessible except under certain procedures specified by state law.
Frequently Asked Questions
U.S. Dept. of State
Passport Services, Correspondence Branch
NO. This is a common concern among pet owners who receive a letter in the mail following a dog bite incident. Our primary concern is that the pet has been properly vaccinated and shows no signs of the rabies virus and therefore has not transmitted the virus to a human or to other animals.
Confine your animal as ordered by the health department for the required ten day period. After this ten day period is up, take the animal to a licensed veterinarian who will determine if your animal requires rabies vaccination. If you cannot follow these orders in a timely manner please contact the health department and something can be worked out to suit your needs.
You must have the structure professionally exterminated by a state-licensed pest control operator (PCO). The original
A letter will be sent to the person who has been bitten to notify them that there is no potential threat of rabies transmission due to the bite they have sustained.
The important thing to remember is that you are responsible for your animal. In the event that it has bitten someone and you do not follow the proper procedures and we cannot verify that the animal does NOT have the rabies virus, we may be required to advise a person to seek a physician as to whether or not they should take the rabies post exposure vaccination which is a series of five (5) doses and can be expensive.
HIV stand for Human Immunodeficiency Virus. HIV transmission can occur when blood, semen, pre-seminal fluid, vaginal fluid, or breast milk from an infeted person enters the body of an uninfected person. HIV can enter the body through a vein (injection drug use), the lining of the anus or rectum, the lining of the vagina and/or cervix, the opening to the penis, the mouth, other mucous membranes (eyes, nose), or cuts and sores.
Below are the most common ways that HIV is transmitted from one person to another: