IMPORTANT NOTE: ORIGINAL BIRTH CERTIFICATES
ARE ONLY AVAILABLE VIA U.S. MAIL AND USING
THE PROCEDURES OUTLINED ON THIS WEBSITE
UNDER THE NEW LAW, ORIGINAL BIRTH CERTIFICATES
CANNOT BE ISSUED IN PERSON BY STATE OR
COUNTY VITAL STATISTICS OFFICES
A new Illinois law allows adult adopted persons born in Illinois to request non-certified copies of their original birth certificates through the Illinois Department of Public Health.
In most cases, the original birth certificate will list the first and last names of one or both birth parents.
Birth parents of adopted persons born after January 1, 1946, may request that their names be deleted from this non-certified copy.
All birth parents may indicate their preferences regarding contact with their adult birth child.
The options available under this new law are different for adopted persons, birth parents and their family members. The options available also change depending on the date of birth of the adult adopted person.
For additional information, click on the applicable link below.