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Legal First: Illinois Mom Adopts Her Kids

(Chicago, IL) — July 7, 2011. In a legal first, an Illinois mom was able to adopt four of her kids last week. And she has five more adoptions coming. The first case in which parental rights were restored to a birth mother whose rights were previously terminated by an Illinois court was completed last … Continue reading »

Rep. Sara Feigenholtz Bill to Grant Illinois Adult Adoptees Original Birth Certificate Gets Gov. Pat Quinn’s Approval

(Chicago, IL) — May 21, 2010. Governor Pat Quinn today signed a bill into law that provides adopted adults greater access to copies of their original birth certificates without having to get a court order. The new law will also help adopted adults learn more about their birth families, including medical histories. “This new law … Continue reading »

Sara Feigenholtz: New Law Will Grant Illinois Adult Adopted Children Access to Their Birth Certificates

By State Representative Sara Feigenholtz (D-Chicago) (Springfield, IL) – The desire to know the facts of one’s history is an attempt to understand the age-old questions:  Who am I? Why am I here? Where do I come from? For an estimated 200,000 Illinois adult adoptees, they currently are unable to fully answer these questions. Under … Continue reading »

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