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(325 ILCS 2/30)
Anonymity of relinquishing person.
If there is no evidence of abuse or neglect of a
relinquished newborn infant, the relinquishing person has the right to
remain anonymous and to leave the hospital, police station, fire station,
medical facility at any time and not be pursued or followed. Before the
relinquishing person leaves the hospital, police station, fire station, or
facility, the hospital, police station, fire station, or emergency medical
shall (i) verbally inform the relinquishing person that by
child anonymously, he or she will have to petition the court if he or she
desires to prevent the termination of parental rights and regain custody of the
child and (ii) shall offer the relinquishing person the information
described in Section 35 of this Act.
However, nothing in this Act shall be construed as precluding the
relinquishing person from providing his or her identity or completing the
application forms for the Illinois Adoption Registry and Medical Information
Exchange and requesting that the hospital, police station, fire station, or
facility forward those forms to the Illinois Adoption Registry and Medical
(Source: P.A. 92-408, eff. 8-17-01; 92-432, eff. 8-17-01; 93-820, eff. 7-27-04