Tag Archives: Post-Adoption Research

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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Reading List: The Girls Who Went Away: The Hidden History of Women Who Surrendered Children for Adoption in the Decades Before Roe v. Wade

I’ve lent it several times, but my book’s lending days are over. It takes a long time for it to come back home. The Girls Who Went Away is powerful enough to linger with its readers.

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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. 

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