Arkansas State Information

Below is a list of helpful information for your adoption journey in Arkansas.

Child Abuse/ Neglect Central Registry Check Call Child Abuse And Neglect Toll-Free: (800) 482-5964

Arkansas form

Secretary of State Apostilles are $10.00 per document and certifications are $5.00 per document

Arkansas Secretary of State website

The Secretary of State can only apostille and certify documents which were issued in the State of Arkansas by the following public officials: county officials, state officials, district officials, notaries, and registrars of the Arkansas Department of Health.

Documents should be sent or personally taken to the Business/Commercial Services Division:
Apostilles and Certifications
1401 West Capitol, Ste., 250
Little Rock, Arkansas 72201

For birth certificates and notarized documents contact the Corporations Division at

For marriage certificates contact the Elections Division at 1-800-482-1127

Vital Records and Health Services To order birth, marriage, divorce, death certificates:
State Police Check The Official State of Arkansas Online Criminal Background Check System is provided by the Arkansas State Police.Website: or
USCIS Office Western Arkansas (Ft. Smith Office)
4977 Old Greenwood Road
Ft. Smith, AR 72903

The above office serves the following counties in Arkansas: Ashley, Baxter, Benton, Boone, Bradley, Calhoun, Carroll, Clark, Columbia, Crawford, Franklin, Garland, Hempstead, Hot Spring, Howard, Johnson, Lafayette, Little River, Logan, Madison, Marion, Miller, Montgomery, Nevada, Newton, Ouachita, Pike, Polk, Scott, Searcy, Sebastian, Sevier, Union and Washington.

Fingerprint offices:

USCIS Application Support Center
3701 West Northwest Highway Suite 211
Village at Bachman Lake Dallas, TX 75220-4961

USCIS Application Support Center
4977 Old Greenwood Road
Fort Smith, AR 72903-6906
USCIS Application Support Center
842 Virginia Run Cove
Memphis, TN 38122-4419

* These above offices serve all of the state of Arkansas

Home Study providers Please consult your adoption consultant for a list of home study providers.
Post-Adoption Lawyers Rick Wade, Fort Smith, AR, 479-782-0361Keith Morrison, Wilson & Associates, Fayetteville, AR
Adoption support groups Northwest Arkansas International FamiliesGrace Haven Ministries, NWAR
Randy & Tina Kacirek (479) 685-9481
Childhood Centers and Programs First Connections, Arkansas Early Intervention