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Adam Walsh Requirements and Forms

Please check the state information below for all resource home applicants and all household members of resource home applicants who have resided in a state other than Kentucky within the past five(5) years.  

States requiring their state specific form to be utilized, when requesting a child abuse and neglect check, have an “X” in the column entitled “State Requires Their Form.” Please click the state’s name to view and print the form and/or instructions for all states except Alabama.  Alabama requires a carbon form.  A hard copy of Alabama’s carbon form may be obtained by contacting the Records Management Section at (502) 564-3834 Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

States which do not require a specific form to be utilized, when requesting a child abuse and neglect check, or which are not participating in the Adam Walsh and Safety Act of 2006, have a “N/A” in the column entitled “State Requires Their Form.”  The “N/A” is NOT to be interpreted as a child abuse and neglect check from that state is not required or that the resource home applicant or household members of the resource applicant are exempt from indicating residence in ALL other states within the five- (5) year timeframe on the DPP-157 form.

Pursuant to 922 KAR 1:490 Background checks for foster and adoptive parents, caretaker relatives, and reporting requirements, Section 2, all resource home applicants and household members of resource home applicants shall submit to a child abuse and neglect check for each state of residence during the past five (5) years.            

The resource home applicants and household members should complete the DPP-159, DPP-157 and other state’s form at the same time. All forms should be submitted simultaneously to the Records Management Section conducting the fingerprint scan, except for states indicated below that require a notary and/or original signature(s). In instances where the other state requires a notary and/or original signature(s), the requestor will need to mail the hard copy to the following:

Department for Community Based Services
Records Management Section
275 E. Main St., 3E-G
Frankfort, KY 40621
   

A listing is provided below for additional resources related to each state. For more information, click on the name of the state which will direct you to the form and instructions. Documents change frequently, always refer to the latest version on the CDSS Adam Walsh page.

http://ccld.ca.gov/AdamWalshl_2609.htm

 

For assistance with this website and/or process please call (502) 564-3834.


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State Requirements

State

State Requires Their Form

Notary

Witness

Original Signature

Picture ID

Alabama
Instructions

X

N/A

X

X

N/A

Alaska

X

N/A

N/A

N/A

X

Arizona
No form required.

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Arkansas

X

X

N/A

N/A

N/A

California

X

N/A

N/A

X

N/A

Colorado

X

X

N/A

X

N/A

Connecticut

X

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Delaware

X

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

District of Columbia

X

X

N/A

X

N/A

Florida

X

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Georgia

X

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Guam
No form required.

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Hawaii

X

N/A

N/A

X

N/A

Idaho

X

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Illinois

X

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Indiana
Instructions
Form must be typed in all Capital letters.

X

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Iowa

X

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Kansas

X

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Kentucky
No form required.

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Louisiana
No form required.

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Maine
No form required.

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Maryland

X

X

N/A

X

N/A

Massachusetts

X

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Michigan
No form required.

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Minnesota

X

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Mississippi
The form must be typed.

X

N/A

N/A

X

N/A

Missouri

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Montana

X

X

N/A

X

N/A

Nebraska

X

N/A

X

N/A

N/A

Nevada

X

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

New Hampshire

X

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

New Jersey

X

N/A

N/A

X

N/A

New Mexico

X

X

N/A

X

N/A

New York

X

X

N/A

N/A

N/A

North Carolina

X

N/A

N/A

X

N/A

North Dakota

X

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Ohio
No form required.

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Oklahoma
No Central Registry.

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Oregon
No form required.

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Pennsylvania

X

N/A

N/A

X

N/A

Puerto Rico
Not clear if there is a registry for child abuse.

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Rhode Island
No form required.

N/A

N/A

X

N/A

N/A

South Carolina

X

X

X

X

N/A

South Dakota

X

X

N/A

X

N/A

Tennessee

X

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Texas

X

X

X

X

N/A

Utah

X

N/A

N/A

N/A

X

Vermont

X

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Virginia

X

X

N/A

X

N/A

Washington

X

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

West Virginia

X

N/A

N/A

X

N/A

Wisconsin

X

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Wyoming

X

N/A

N/A

X

N/A

 

Last Updated 8/23/2016