New Illinois birth certificate rules go into effect 15 November 2011. Adults born after 1 January 1946 who were surrendered or adopted will be able to request their original Illinois birth certificate. They will be able to see a non-certified certificate, which usually contains the names of the birth parents, ages and places of birth.
For those who wish their information to remain confidential, the Illinois Department of Public Health is providing a Birth Parent Preference Form. Birth parents who do want their information released need to fill out a form before the new rule goes into effect.
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