Non-Identifying InformationAt St. Mary’s we understand that adoption is a lifelong experience for all members of the adoption triad. Illinois law requires that identifying information in an adoption must remain confidential, unless a mutual consent form is completed by both parties.
Non-identifying information, such as medical and social details, is available to any adopted person (21 years of age or older) and adoptive parents and any adoptee older than 18, with written consent of the adoptive parents. More specifically, medical information includes genetic conditions, including diseases within the birth family, key details of the pregnancy, labor and delivery and subsequent medical details of which St. Mary’s is aware. Social information includes age, ethnicity, marital status, education, occupation and circumstances surrounding the adoption. St. Mary’s is happy to provide this information to you according to Illinois law.Should you wish to request non-identifying information regarding your birth relative, please complete the Post-Adoption Services Request Form and submit a check to St. Mary’s Services for $100. Since adoption regulations and accessibility of information have changed throughout the years, if you would like to talk in more detail with a St. Mary’s counselor, call 1-847-870-8181.