Wednesday, April 27, 2011

New Adoption Law

There is a new adoption law which may affect genealogical research.

It allows Illinois-born adopted adults to request copies of their original birth certificate listing their birth parents by filing a form with the Illinois Adoption Registry and Medical Information Exchange (IARMIE). 

Birth parents of adopted persons born after January 1, 1946 may request that their names be removed from copies of the original birth certificate during their lifetime.  All birth parents may share background information or indicate a desire for contact through the IARMIE.

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