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Friday, June 04, 2010

BIG CHANGE IN ILLINOIS ADOPTION RECORDS LAW

Illinois has a new law concerning adoption records, and it's a BIG change...

"Now anyone adopted before 1946 can gain immediate access to their birth certificates by filing a written request with the vital records division of the Illinois Department of Public Health. Adults 21 and over who were born after Jan. 1, 1946 will be able to request the same information beginning late next year through the state's adoption registry."

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NOTE: There’s a catch: one or both birth parents can opt to keep their identities secret, but all other info can be released regardless.

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