Services for
Birth Relatives

How we can help
If you are the birth parent or other birth relative of an adopted or surrendered person who was born and/or adopted in Illinois, we may be able to help.

If you are the birth parent, birth sibling, birth grandparent of an adopted or surrendered person, or the birth sibling of a deceased birth parent, you may be eligible for Confidential Intermediary services.

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If your sought-after relative's 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.