Tag Archives: Post-Adoption Research

Louisiana Pre-Adoption Birth Certificates

Adopted persons age 24 and over who were born in Louisiana may request a non-certified copy of their original birth certificate. An order form became available on 20 July 2022.

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Iowa: Original Birth Certificate Access Begins 1 January 2022

It has been a while since I wrote about adoption and related records. As 2021 nears an end, it is time to look at what 2022 has to offer. Original birth certificate access opens on January 1st to some Iowa-born … Continue reading

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Introducing Historic Chicago Legal Periodicals

Two limited runs of Chicago legal periodicals were added to the Illinois section of The Advancing Genealogist’s online law library. The publications have value to genealogists and historians, some beyond Illinois.

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Reading List: Sale on “The Girls Who Went Away”

In December 2014 I told you about a book that I feel is an essential for anyone entertaining the idea of adoption search and reunion work. Good news. There is a (likely temporary) sale on the book’s Kindle edition.

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Missouri: Adoption and Original Birth Certificates, Take Three

If you have an interest in original birth certificates from Missouri, take note.

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Missouri: Adoption, Birth Certificates, and a Call to Action

Today the second reading of Missouri’s House Bill (HB) 647 took place. According to the Missouri House of Representatives website, HB 647 “Establishes procedures for  an adopted person to obtain a copy of his or her original birth certificate.”

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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

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