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Adoption

Illinois Adoption Registry Statistics

Last updated 7/2015

Total number of registrants 17,073
Total number of matches 1,297
   
Registrants by category  
Adoptees 10,748
Birth Mothers 4,210
Birth Fathers 656
Siblings 438
Adoptive Parents 623
Adult Children of Deceased Adoptee 335
Spouses of Deceased Adoptee 9
Birth Aunts 40
Birth Uncles 12
Adult Grandchild of Deceased Adoptee 2
   
Since the enactment of PA 96-0895 in May 2010, the Illinois Department of Public Health has issued the following non-certified original birth records to adopted persons or their surviving relatives:
Original birth records issued as filed 12,407
Original birth records issued with identifying information removed 74
Original birth records not located / No record statements issued 235
   
The same law provided for a birth parent preference packet to be completed allowing birth parents to select their preferences. The following are updated statistics:
Birth parents who agreed to release the complete original birth record 388
Birth parents who requested identifying information be removed before release 471
Birth parents who filed medical questionnaires to be released 636
   
Since the effective date of PA 98-0704, January 1, 2015, the Illinois Department of Public Health has issued the following non-certified original birth records to birth parents:
Birth parent requesting record is listed on original birth certificate – Records issued 42
Birth parent requesting record is not listed on original birth certificate – No record statements issued 1

For more information, contact the Illinois Department of Public Health
Illinois Adoption Registry and Medical Information Exchange
925 East Ridgely Ave., Springfield, IL 62702-2737
217-557-5159
TTY (hearing impaired use only) 800-547-0466