Nonidentifying information may be provided to the adoptive parents, the adoptee, or legal guardian who is a registrant of the Illinois Adoption Registry.
Access to Nonidentifying Information
Citation: Comp. Stat. Ch. 750, § 50/18.4
The adoptive parents shall receive in writing the following nonidentifying information, if known, not later than the date of placement of the child:
No information provided under this subsection shall disclose the name or last known address of the birth parents, grandparents, the siblings of the birth parents, the adoptee, or any other relative of the adoptee.
Any adoptee age 18 or older shall be given the information listed above upon request.The Illinois Adoption Registry shall release any nonidentifying information above that appears on the certified copy of the original birth certificate or the Certificate of Adoption to an adoptee, adoptive parent, or legal guardian who is a registrant of the Illinois Adoption Registry.
Each registrant may indicate whether exchange of information is authorized or denied. Written authorization from all parties must be received prior to disclosure of any identifying information. If information is disclosed, the department shall redact it to remove any identifying information about any party who has not consented to the disclosure of identifying information. Any other disclosure of information requires a court order.
Any adult adoptee, adoptive parent or legal guardian of an adopted minor, or birth parent of an adult adoptee may petition the court for appointment of a confidential intermediary for the purpose of exchanging medical information, obtaining identifying information, or arranging contact with one or more mutually consenting birth relatives.
Beginning 1-1-2006, any adult adoptee, adoptive parent or legal guardian of a minor adoptee, any birth parent, sibling, aunt, or uncle of an adult adoptee, or any surviving child, adoptive parent, or surviving spouse of a deceased adoptee who wishes to petition the court for the appointment of a confidential intermediary shall be required to accompany their petition with proof of registration with the Illinois Adoption Registry and Medical Information Exchange.
Access to Original Birth Certificate
Citation: Comp. Stat. Ch. 750, § 50/18.05; Ch. 410, § 535/17
For adoptions finalized after 1-1-2000, a copy of the original birth certificate is provided through the adoption registry.
For adoptions finalized prior to 1-1-2000, the original birth certificate is available only upon a court order or as provided by regulation.
Where the Information Can Be Located
Illinois Adoption Registry, Illinois Department of Public Health
Credits: Child Welfare Information Gateway (http://www.childwelfare.gov)
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