Posted by: Linda Hoye | May 22, 2010

Good News from Illinois

“It’s a basic human right to be able to access one’s birth records.”  These words were spoken by adoptee and Chicago Democratic Representative Sara Feigenholtz who has pushed for open adoption records for years. 

Today Illinois Governor Pat Quinn today signed into law a measure allowing people who were adopted as children to access their birth records to find out more about their past.  Read more here

Thank you Governor, it’s the right thing to do.

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  1. Does that mean that you will be able to look up your own details? or are you talking about North America as opposed to Canada? Do you know where you were born?
    I have read your interesting story and wish you well with your healing. I have a close friend who was adopted. We grew up together so I know how it was for her while she was growing up. She has never shown any inclination to know more about her birth details. Her sister, who was also adopted and not her birth sister, did want to know and pursued the story until she found her birth mother and a sister she hadn’t previously known about.
    My friend’s mother did tell me a few details about the details of my friend’s birth, but I have never disclosed them to her because she never asked. When her adoptive mother dies, I may well tell her what I know.
    Blessings, Star


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