Post Adoption Services
Catholic Charities Post Adoption Search Program provides services to all those who have adopted, placed a child for adoption or been adopted through our agency. The services provided through Adoption Search include: preparing an adoption history report of non-identifying information, conducting a full search to locate birth parents or adoptees, and updating the file with locating information. Fees and services are outlined below.
Non-Identifying Information Report – $75
Full Search Fee – $150
Non- Identifying Report and a Full Search combined fees – $175
Updating the file with locating information – no charge.
In accordance with Illinois Adoption Act, prior to starting a search the individual must be registered with the Illinois Adoption Registry. Catholic Charities will assist any adoptee, adoptive parent, birth parent or sibling with registration.
Information on this state sponsored service can be obtained by visiting their website at http://www.dph.illinois.gov/topics-services/birth-death-other-records/adoption/iarmie