For data maintained at the Department of Health, by category, go to: http://www.healthyarkansas.com/services/services_ts2_all.html#Vital
With regard to the Putative Father Registry specifically, follow this link to "Vital Records" to obtain information about birth and death records and FAQ: http://www.healthyarkansas.com/certificates/certificates.html
Arkansas Department of Health
Division of Vital Records, Amendments Section - Slot 44
4815 West Markham Street
Little Rock, AR 72205-3867
(800) 637-9314 extension 2174
Laura Oren, Thwarted Fathers or Pop-up Pops?: How to Determine When Putative Fathers Can Block the Adoption of Their Newborn Children, 40 Fam. L.Q. 153 (2006).
Laurence C. Nolan, Preventing Fatherlessness Through Adoption While Protecting the Parental Rights of Unwed Fathers: How Effective Are Paternity Registries? 4 Whittier J. Child & Fam. Advoc. 289 (2005).
Commentary with an Arkansas Focus
--"A. Clarification of Putative Father Registry Law Act 200 of 2005 adds subdivisions to Arkansas Code Annotated section 20-18-702 relating to the Putative Father Registry. The legislature's goal was to clarify the law regarding the registry. The purpose of the registry is to give putative fathers the right to receive notice of legal proceedings relating to the father's registered child. Before a putative father's rights can attach, he is required to establish a significant custodial, personal, or financial relationship with the registered child. When receiving the registrant's signed and acknowledged written statement, the Department of Health must record the date and time of receipt on the statement." Jennie A. Clark, Arkansas General Assembly: Title 20 Public Health and Welfare, 28 U. Ark. Little Rock. L. Rev. 389, 389 (2006).
--C. Aaron Holt, The Confusion and Clarification of Arkansas's Adoption Consent Law: In Re the Adoption of SCD, a Minor, and the Arkansas General Assembly's Response, 58 Ark. L. Rev. 735 (2005).
-- H. Keith Morrison and Patricia A. Sievers, Adoption Law in Arkansas, 53 Ark. L. Rev. 1, 16-24 (2000).
-- Kathryn A. Sampson, Kim Flanery Coats, and Coleen M. Barger, Arkansas's Putative Father Registry and Related Adoption Code Provisions: Inadequate Protection for Thwarted Putative Fathers, 1997 Ark. Law Notes 49 (1997).
-- Kaye McLeod, Private Placement Adoptions, 28-Fall Ark. Lawyer 46 (1994).