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The Department of Human Services; Office of Children, Youth and Families, maintains and operates the Pennsylvania Adoption Information Registry (PAIR) that enables birth parents to share their personal information and family medical history with the child they placed for adoption.

Visit the PAIR website for information or contact the PAIR office at:

Pennsylvania Adoption Information Registry (PAIR)
P.O. Box 4379
Harrisburg, PA  17111-0379
Toll-free 800-227-0225

The Division of Statistical Registries runs several large health-related data collection systems including the Pennsylvania Cancer Registry, the Statewide Immunization Information System and operations related to the registration of births and deaths. Data collected are used to support public health program activities as well as selective administrative activities such as assisting the Social Security Administration with assigning social security numbers to newborns, and submitting Pennsylvania's vital statistics to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for creation of national statistics.

Vital Events Registry
This section is responsible for office and field work primarily involving the collection, processing and dissemination of medical and demographic data obtained from vital statistics documents (births, deaths, fetal deaths, marriages and divorces).

Live Birth Registration
Death Registration
Fetal Death Registraion

Pennsylvania Cancer Registry (PCR)
PCR is a statewide data system responsible for collecting information on all new cases of cancer diagnosed or treated in Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania Statewide Immunization Information System (PA-SIIS)
PA-SIIS is a statewide immunization registry that collects vaccination history information on people of all ages.