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Friday, September 16, 2011

Illinois and Rhode Island change Adoption laws

ILLINOIS allows adoptees to obtain copies of original birth certificates!  
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Starting on Nov. 15, anyone surrendered or adopted in the state can receive a non-certified copy of their original birth certificate. These birth certificates usually will contain information such as names of parents and location where birth occurred. In this case, under the amended law, the birth parents can still request their names remain confidential. Birth parents can still release medical information to the Illinois Adoption Registry and Medical Information Exchange (IARMIE) to be passed on to surrendered and adopted children while remaining anonymous.

Forms for requesting a non-certified copy of a birth certificate and the Birth Parent Preference Form can be obtained by visiting here or by calling the Illinois Adoption Registry at 877-323-5299.
NEWS UPDATE in Rhode Island! The new adoption bill signed today will give adoptees 25 or older, who were born in Rhode Island, access to their original birth certificates.

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