How Long State Government Keeps Your Baby's DNA

After the 2010 "Baby DNA" lawsuit in Texas, states began to more accurately report their retention practices. Check the charts linked below to compare how long each state reports storing the newborn dried bloodspots ("Baby DNA")  before and after the Texas lawsuit. NOTE: Minnesota parents won a lawsuit in November 16, 2011.

 

State by State Retention - 2016

State by State Retention - 2015

State by State Retention - 2014

State by State Retention - 2013

Post-Lawsuit: State by State Retention Practices - 2001 through 2012

Post-Lawsuit: State by State Retention Practices - 2001 through 2010

Pre-Lawsuit: State by State Retention Practices - 2001 through 2009