There are some dramatic changes in the adoption provisions in
Illinois law now allows adopted adults born in Illinois prior to January 1, 1946, to obtain a copy of their original birth certificate listing the name(s) of their birth parent(s) by filing for a Non-Certified copy of an Original Birth Certificate form with the Illinois Adoption Registry and Medical Information Exchange (IARMIE), which is administered by the Illinois Department of Health.
The birth parents of adopted persons born in
All birth parents can still choose to share background/medical information through IARMIE and/or indicate a desire to initiate contact with an adult adopted person by submitting completed Birth Parent Registration forms to IARMIE.
As usual there's always many forms and procedures to follow when dealing with our government. Yet, the new Adoption Law can greatly impact you and the other members in your family. If you do not want your name to be remain on a birth certificate you will need to request that your name be removed through IARMIE.
For more information on this new provision, download the needed forms at Illinois Department of Public Health web-site or call (877) 323-5299.