Illinois Genealogy Resources
Illinois Adoption Records
The Illinois Regional Archives Depositories (IRAD) holds some historical indenture and adoption records, and the Illinois State Genealogy Society maintains a list of "Orphan Train" adoptees in Illinois. The Illinois Adoption registry facilitates contact between people involved in adoption.
See also: Illinois Vital Records.
Adoption Records in Illinois
Intermediary Service of Illinois -
(750 ILCS 50/ 18.3) now provides a way for adoptees,
adoptive parents, birth parents and other birth relatives to
connect. An Intermediary, trained and certified to provide this
service, is appointed by the Court to locate the sought after
relative. When the relative is located, the CI explains the
reason for the contact, describes the options available and
helps facilitate a mutually agreeable outcome. Each person's
privacy and confidentiality is protected until both decide to
have direct contact.
- Illinois Department of Public Health.
Illinois Adoption Registry and Medical Information Exchange.
- Midwest Adoption Center.
Program of the Illinois Department of Children and Family
Services to help locate birth relatives.
- The White Oak
Foundation - A non for profit organization offering a wide
range of programs, and services aimed at facilitating the post
adoption experience for Illinois adoptees and their birth and