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750 ILCS 50/18.4
(750 ILCS 50/18.4)
(from Ch. 40, par. 1522.4)
(a) The agency, Department of Children and Family Services,
Court Supportive Services, Juvenile Division of the Circuit Court, or the
Probation Officers of the Circuit Court involved in the adoption
proceedings shall give in writing the following non-identifying
information, if known, to
the adoptive parents not later than the date of placement with the
petitioning adoptive parents: (i) age of biological parents; (ii) their race,
religion and ethnic background; (iii) general physical appearance of
biological parents; (iv) their education, occupation, hobbies, interests
and talents; (v) existence of any other children born to the biological
parents; (vi) information about biological grandparents; reason for
emigrating into the United States, if applicable, and country of origin;
(vii) relationship between biological parents; (viii) detailed
medical and mental health histories of the child, the
biological parents, and their immediate relatives; (ix) the actual date
and place of birth of the adopted person; and (x) the reason or reasons the birth parent or parents stated for placing the child for adoption, how and why the adoptive parent or parents were selected and who selected the adoptive parent or parents, and whether the birth parent or parents requested or agreed to post-adoption contact with the child at the time of placement, and, if so, the frequency and type of contact. However,
no information provided under this subsection shall disclose
the name or last known address of the biological parents, grandparents, the
siblings of the biological parents, the adopted person, or any other
relative of the adopted person.
(b) Any adoptee 18 years of age or over shall be given the
information in subsection (a) upon request.
(c) The Illinois Adoption Registry shall release any non-identifying
information listed in (a) of this Section that appears on the certified copy of
birth certificate or the Certificate of Adoption to an adopted person,
adoptive parent, or legal guardian who is a registrant of the Illinois
(d) The Illinois Adoption Registry shall release the actual date
and place of birth of an adopted person who is 21 years of age or over
to the birth
parent if the birth parent is a registrant of the Illinois Adoption
Registry and has completed a Medical Information Exchange
(e) The Illinois Adoption Registry shall release information
regarding the date the adoption was finalized and the county in which the
was finalized to a certified confidential intermediary upon submission
of a court order.
(f) In cases where the Illinois Adoption Registry possesses
information indicating that an adopted person who is 21 years of age or over
adopted in a state other than Illinois or a country other than the
United States, the Illinois Adoption Registry shall release the name of
the state or country where the adoption was finalized and, if
available, the agency involved in the adoption to a registrant of the
Illinois Adoption Registry, provided the registrant is not the subject of a
Denial of Information Exchange and the registrant has completed a Medical
(g) Any of the above available information for any adoption
completed before the effective date of this Act shall be supplied to the
adoptive parents or an adoptee 18 years of age or over upon request.
(h) The agency, Department of Children and Family Services,
Supportive Services, Juvenile Division of the Circuit Court, the Probation
Officers of the Circuit Court and any other governmental bodies having any
of the above information shall retain the file until the adoptee would
have reached the age of 99 years.
(Source: P.A. 99-832, eff. 1-1-17