International Adoption – Illinois

Illinois State InformationBelow is a list of helpful information for your adoption journey in Illinois.

Child Abuse/ Neglect Central Registry Check

Send a written request (on letterhead) by fax to 217-785-6580 attn: Linda Smith Include the applicant’s DOB, name, and any info on where they lived in Illinois if available (address, county, city).

Secretary of State

Secretary of State (Chicago Branch-Walk-Ins Only):
17 N. State Street, Suite 1030
Chicago, IL 60602
312/793-2556 (main office)
312/814-2067 (certifications)
Hours: 8:00 am ? 3:30 pm (M-F)
Fee: $2 per document, cashier’s check/money order to “Secretary of State”
Source: http://www.asststork.com/pages/myvitalrec.htmlIllinois Secretary of State
Index Department
111 E. Monroe
Springfield, IL 62756
(217) 782-7017
(217) 524-0930 – Fax
Fee: $2 per document, cashier’s check/money order to “Secretary of State”
Website: http://www.sos.state.il.us/departments/index/divisions.html

Vital Records and Health Services

Division of Vital Records
Department of Public Health
605 West Jefferson Street
Springfield, IL 62702-5097
(217) 782-6553
Hours: 8 am – 5 pm
Fee: $15 for 1st copy, $2 each additional copy Check to “Illinois Department of Public Health”
Website: http://www.idph.state.il.us/ or www.vitalrec.com/ilcounties10.html for specific County information

State Police Check

Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority

USCIS Office

Chicago Field OfficeUSCIS in Chicago (No Walk-ins)
USCIS Chicago Field Office
Attn: Orphan Unit
101 West Congress Parkway
Chicago, IL 60605
(312) 239-5673
Customer Service: (800) 375-5283
chiadopt@dhs.gov

Website: www.uscis.gov

In order to visit this office or to speak with an Immigration Information Officer, you must have an appointment scheduled by USCIS, or you must schedule an INFOPASS appointment, on the USCIS website.

Saint Louis Field Office

Street Address
Robert A. Young Federal Building
1222 Spruce Street
Saint Louis, MO 63103-2815

Mailing Address
USCIS
Robert A. Young Federal Building
1222 Spruce Street, Room 1.100
Saint Louis, MO 63103

In order to visit this office or to speak with an Immigration Information Officer, you must have an appointment scheduled by USCIS, or you must schedule an INFOPASS appointment, on the USCIS website.

This office serves the following counties in Illinois: Alexander, Bond, Calhoun, Clark, Clay, Clinton, Crawford, Cumberland, Edwards, Effingham, Fayette, Franklin, Gallatin, Hamilton, Hardin, Jackson, Jasper, Jefferson, Jersey, Johnson, Lawrence, Madison, Marion, Massac, Monroe, Perry, Pope, Pulaski, Randolph, Richland, Saint Clair, Saline, Union, Wabash, Washington, Wayne, White, and Williamson.

Home Study providers

Please consult your adoption consultant for a list of home study providers.