Several changes to the Illinois Adoption Act went into effect on 1 January 2015. One change allows birth parents who are named on the original birth certificate (OBC) to obtain a copy of the OBC of the child they placed for adoption. See my earlier blog post on the topic for additional changes.
The original birth certificate is the pre-adoption birth certificate. It lists the child with their birth name, the birth parents whose names were provided, and the child’s date and place of birth. The non-certified OBCs issued will not include certificate numbers. The OBC will not list the child’s post-adoption name.
If you have trouble with the pdf order form from the posted link, head to this IDPH page and right click the OBC request pdf link and choose “Save Link As” to download and save the order form. One form is for an adoptee to use to order an OBC, and the other form is for a birth parent to use to order an OBC.
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