IDPH - Illinois Department of Public Health

Adoption

Obtain information about the Illinois Adoption Registry and Medical Information Exchange

The Illinois Adoption Registry and Medical Information Exchange (IARMIE) program provides a means by which registrants may authorize or prohibit the release of identifying information to others involved in the surrender or adoption of a person. Contact information, as well as vital medical information, may be exchanged anonymously by an adopted or surrendered person or family members (if the adopted person is deceased) and birth parents or specific family members (if the birth parent is deceased). The availability of medical information is dependent on the parties to an adoption to voluntarily file and to agree to exchange these facts. The following parties are eligible to register with IARMIE:

If you are a birth parent interested in this program, complete the Birth Parent Preference Packet.

Birth Parent Preference Packet – These forms allow the birth parent to select among five different options to express their wishes regarding contact and the sharing of identifying information listed on the original birth certificate. It must be accompanied by a copy of a valid government issued photo identification (ID), an Illinois Adoption Registry and Medical Information Exchange (IARMIE) Application form and a $15 check or money order made payable to the Illinois Department of Public Health. If a completed IARMIE Medical Information Exchange Questionnaire form is submitted, the $15 fee will be waived.