Changes to Illinois Adoption Laws

On November 15, 2011, Illinois became the 9th -U.S. state to allow all adopted adults to obtain their original birth certificates upon written request

As many Easter House adoptees were born or surrendered in IL, we encourage you to educate yourself on the changes in Illinois law.  Much information  can be found at the White Oak Foundation website.

It is important to note that this change does not effectively give all adoptees unrestricted access to their original birth certificate. For a perspective different than that of White Oak or Sara Feigenholtz, read this blog post by Illinois born 73Adoptee.

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