31 January 2012

Adoptee Requests for IL Birth Certificates Exceeds 4000 in First Month

Example of an IL Birth Certificate -- My Husband's Maternal Grandmother

In an age when much of the news is about limiting our access to vital records, IL in November of last year made it so that adoptees age 21 and older and born after Jan. 1, 1946, can get access to their original birth certificates as long as their birth parents have not filed a form to prevent the information from being released.

Read the articles “4,000 adoptees seek Ill. birth certificates” and “Hundreds of IL adoptees born before 1946 get birth certificate for first time” to learn more about the IL law and it’s significance to those impacted.

Do you know someone who has taken advantage of this change in the IL law? 

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1 comment:

  1. Soon to turn 78 yrs. old.
    Apdopted from Lake Bluff Orphanage in 1944.
    Knew my Bio parents at one time. Last time I saw bio father was 1942-43. Don't know his first name.
    Bio mother died sometime in late 40's.
    Happy to learn about Illinois releasing original birth certificates. YEAH!
    Have always wondered about nationality.
    Adopted parents have been dead for many years.
    Know there are other family members out there but, have had too little information.... too late.
    Will meet postman with check in hand tomorrow. : )