Am I interpreting this Illinois Adoption Law correctly?
Is it stating that I can get a non-certified copy of my daughters original unamended birth certificate that lists me, Suzan Ann Bednarz, as the mother to Amber Lyn Bednarz?
If you are the birth parent of an adopted person, who is over the age of 21 and was born in Illinois on or after January 1, 1946, the new law allows the Illinois Department of Public Health’s Adoption Registry and Medical Information Exchange (“the Registry”) to provide a non-certified copy of your birth child’s original birth certificate to certain individuals beginning November 15, 2011.
Has anyone applied for this and actually received it?
If I am reading this correctly how did I miss this last fall? Maybe I wasn’t ready for it. I am still not sure I am ready for it (if it is true). I am filling out the paperwork and sending it in. If it indeed true and sent to me, it will be the first and only record (non-certified as it is) that I have of my daughters birth. Outside of the surrender papers and the fake photo birth certificate the hospital gave me (see photo above), I have nothing.
It will be proof, in writing, that I exist, as her mother, she existed, then, as my child.
Hold your thumbs. This could be a bit of a ride for me.