Illinois Adoptees Entitled to More Family History

Earlier this summer, Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn signed legislation giving adoptees more access to their family history information. Expanding on the 2010 Illinois Birth Certificate Access Law, which gave adopted adults, and spouses and children of deceased adopted adults, access to their original birth certificates, this legislation allows even grandchildren of adoptees access to original birth records. It also enables searches across multiple counties when records cannot immediately be found.

You can read more about this legislation and the 2010 law.

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