Tag Archives: Illinois Laws

Illinois Adoption Act Changes for 2016: Birth Grandparents

The Illinois Adoption Act has a couple of changes that go into effect on 1 January 2016. The changes deal with the birth grandparents of an adult adopted or surrendered person (age 21 and over).

Posted in Adoption, Illinois | Tagged , | 4 Comments

Original Birth Certificates in Illinois Open to Birth Parents

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 … Continue reading

Posted in Adoption, Illinois | Tagged , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Illinois Adoption Act Changes for 2015

Changes are coming to the Illinois Adoption Act. The changes go into effect on 1 January 2015. Several changes impact those who were party to an adoption, or their family members. 

Posted in Adoption, Illinois, Law | Tagged , , , | 5 Comments

New on the Illinois Virtual Law Library Book Shelf – 24 November 2014

Three Illinois statute books have been added to my Illinois virtual law library.  The three-volume set is important to those researching Illinois laws from the mid-1800s. 

Posted in Illinois, Law | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Legally Omitted

Illinois adoptees often ask about an item found on some original birth certificates, usually where the birth father’s name should appear. Legally Omitted is sometimes written in place of a name.

Posted in Adoption, Illinois, Law | Tagged , , , | 8 Comments