What information is legally required to be given to the adopting parents about the child?
Illinois law requires agencies to give non identifying information, if known, regarding the child’s mental, medical and social history to the adoptive parents and also to the child once he reaches the age of 18. Adopting parents are entitled to this information prior to the child being placed with them by an agency. In a private adoption, the adopting parents (or their attorney) must obtain written permission from the birth parents to receive any mental, medical and social information about the birth parents from third parties.
- Are parents who are divorced, or living separately, legally obligated to pay for their childs college education and related expenses?
- Everyone talks about the minimum age limit for adoptive parents, but is there an upper age limit for adopting a child?
- What expenses can be legally paid by the adopting parents?