Services for
Adopted or Surrendered Persons & Survivors of Deceased Adopted Persons

How we can help
If the birth or legal finalization of the adoption occurred in Illinois, we may be able to help.

If you are an adoptee, a surrendered person, or a survivor (adult child, adult grandchild, adoptive parent, legal guardian, or surviving spouse) of a deceased adopted or surrendered person you may be eligible for Confidential Intermediary services.

Multi-ethnic family members at home sharing a hug.  African descent single mother at right.  Adopted child center.

If your adoption was completed through the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services:

Frequently Asked Questions
The following are the most commonly asked questions about the Confidential Intermediary Service of Illinois.

We recognize that every situation, story, and case is unique.  If you have questions that are not answered here, we welcome your call or email to discuss your specific situation.