01-08-2002 - Adoption Records - Since my parents lived in Washington County, PA, I had to contact the Court House there. When I called and ask at the court house if they had my adoption records, I was told they were sealed. They told me I need to talk to and attorney and a judge to have them opened. In the state of Pennsylvania all adoption records were sealed. It is only now, 2014, that it has gone to the senate floor to pass the bill, to have access to my records. My adoption proceedings took place on Christmas Eve 1958. This is the day it was finalized. So now the next step is to get a court order to open my records.