State of Illinois Services: Original Birth Certificates, Registry, Vital Records

ILLINOIS ADOPTION LAW: Adopted Persons Allowed Access To Their Original Birth Certificates

Public Act 96-0895 became effective May 21, 2010 and makes it possible for an adult adoptee or surrendered person over the age of 21 to obtain a non-certified copy of his or her Original Birth Certificate (OBC) under certain circumstances. If an adult adopted or surrendered person is deceased, their adult child or spouse (if there is a minor child) may request a non-certified copy of the adopted or surrendered person’s original birth certificate. This same Public Act allows some birth parents to specify their wishes with regard to contact and the release of their identifying information. Requests may be made with the Illinois Adoption Registry and Medical Information Exchange. Learn more and Find the required forms here.


The Illinois Adoption Registry and Medical Information Exchange (IARMIE)

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