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Unsealed birth certificates can change adoptees’ lives

On behalf of The Walters Law Group, Ltd. posted in Family Law on Tuesday, August 6, 2013. For many adoptees, their inability to reach their birth parents causes a void that can’t be filled. Sealed birth certificates have made it very difficult for many people to find their birth parents, though it is not impossible and often very expensive. However, a small group of states, including Illinois, have unsealed their birth certificates, providing access for adopted children, making the search for their birth parents easier. Only 8,800 Illinois adoptees have actually requestedContinue reading