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Public Act 099-0832


 

Public Act 0832 99TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY

  
  
  

 


 
Public Act 099-0832
 
HB4590 EnrolledLRB099 19808 HEP 44207 b

    AN ACT concerning civil law.
 
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
 
    Section 5. The Adoption Act is amended by changing Section
18.4 as follows:
 
    (750 ILCS 50/18.4)  (from Ch. 40, par. 1522.4)
    Sec. 18.4. (a) The agency, Department of Children and
Family Services, Court Supportive Services, Juvenile Division
of the Circuit Court, or the Probation Officers of the Circuit
Court involved in the adoption proceedings shall give in
writing the following non-identifying information, if known,
to the adoptive parents not later than the date of placement
with the petitioning adoptive parents: (i) age of biological
parents; (ii) their race, religion and ethnic background; (iii)
general physical appearance of biological parents; (iv) their
education, occupation, hobbies, interests and talents; (v)
existence of any other children born to the biological parents;
(vi) information about biological grandparents; reason for
emigrating into the United States, if applicable, and country
of origin; (vii) relationship between biological parents;
(viii) detailed medical and mental health histories of the
child, the biological parents, and their immediate relatives;
and (ix) the actual date and place of birth of the adopted
person; and (x) the reason or reasons the birth parent or
parents stated for placing the child for adoption, how and why
the adoptive parent or parents were selected and who selected
the adoptive parent or parents, and whether the birth parent or
parents requested or agreed to post-adoption contact with the
child at the time of placement, and, if so, the frequency and
type of contact. However, no information provided under this
subsection shall disclose the name or last known address of the
biological parents, grandparents, the siblings of the
biological parents, the adopted person, or any other relative
of the adopted person.
    (b) Any adoptee 18 years of age or over shall be given the
information in subsection (a) upon request.
    (c) The Illinois Adoption Registry shall release any
non-identifying information listed in (a) of this Section that
appears on the certified copy of the original birth certificate
or the Certificate of Adoption to an adopted person, adoptive
parent, or legal guardian who is a registrant of the Illinois
Adoption Registry.
    (d) The Illinois Adoption Registry shall release the actual
date and place of birth of an adopted person who is 21 years of
age or over to the birth parent if the birth parent is a
registrant of the Illinois Adoption Registry and has completed
a Medical Information Exchange Authorization.
    (e) The Illinois Adoption Registry shall release
information regarding the date the adoption was finalized and
the county in which the adoption was finalized to a certified
confidential intermediary upon submission of a court order.
    (f) In cases where the Illinois Adoption Registry possesses
information indicating that an adopted person who is 21 years
of age or over was adopted in a state other than Illinois or a
country other than the United States, the Illinois Adoption
Registry shall release the name of the state or country where
the adoption was finalized and, if available, the agency
involved in the adoption to a registrant of the Illinois
Adoption Registry, provided the registrant is not the subject
of a Denial of Information Exchange and the registrant has
completed a Medical Information Exchange Authorization.
    (g) Any of the above available information for any adoption
proceedings completed before the effective date of this Act
shall be supplied to the adoptive parents or an adoptee 18
years of age or over upon request.
    (h) The agency, Department of Children and Family Services,
Court Supportive Services, Juvenile Division of the Circuit
Court, the Probation Officers of the Circuit Court and any
other governmental bodies having any of the above information
shall retain the file until the adoptee would have reached the
age of 99 years.
(Source: P.A. 93-189, eff. 1-1-04.)

Effective Date: 1/1/2017