Good News in Illinois

It’s a big day for adult adoptees in Illinois tomorrow because those who were born after January 1, 1946 will be able to request a copy of their original birth certificate (OBC) which will have the name, age, and place of birth of their birth parents.

For the first time they will be able to learn the name they were given at birth and they will be one step close to the truth. Their truth.

Won’t you join me in celebrating for them!


“In all of us there is a hunger, marrow-deep, to know our heritage-to know who we are and where we have come from.

Without this enriching knowledge, there is a hollow yearning.

No matter what our attainments in life, there is still a vacuum, an emptiness, and the most disquieting lonliness.”

Alex Haley


I’m a writer, reader, and creative. I thought by now I’d have things figured out, but I keep coming up with more questions. I think that’s okay. I’m here most mornings pondering ordinary things.
  1. Wow!!! That is wonderful!

  2. That is enormous. Wonderful!

  3. Dear Linda,
    Yes, I celebrate with all of those who will find both a beginning–I would think–and an ending in this knowledge. Thank you for the journey you are taking me on into the hope and the the vacuum of adoption.


  4. That is wonderful news! I am definitely glad for all who will benefit from it.

  5. It is, indeed, good news. One more step in the right direction.

  6. Makes me proud of my home state! I hope it helps many people to find themselves and answers. Good luck to everyone who is searching!

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