Illinois law now helps people touched by adoption to connect. A trained, certified Confidential Intermediary may be appointed by the Court to locate the birth relative you are looking for. You might decide to just exchange information or both agree to release your name and address so that you can have direct contact.
Confidential Intermediaries have a great success rate! During the past ten years, Illinois CIs located more than 90% of the relatives being sought.
If you are searching, and the adoption was completed in Illinois or you were born in Illinois but adopted in another state, Confidential Intermediary Service of Illinois may be a good choice for you.
Not sure? CISI can help you understand your search options. Click here for a free, no obligation Search Evaluation.
Confidential Intermediary service is a program of the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, delivered by Midwest Adoption Center.