Were you born or adopted in Illinois? Are you a birth parent who placed a child for adoption in Illinois? Are you the adoptive parent, biological brother or sister of someone who was born or adopted in Illinois?
The White Oak Foundation, named after the official tree of the 21st state, offers a wide range of programs and services aimed at facilitating the post-adoption experience for triad members with an Illinois connection, including (but not limited to):
Legal & technical search assistance
Up-to-date info on Federal and state adoption laws
Application forms for the Illinois Adoption Registry and Medical Information Exchange (free state adoption registry)
Application forms for the International Soundex Reunion Registry (free national adoption registry)
Referral services (support groups, mental health professionals, etc.)
Updates on pending adoption-related legislation
Info on post-adoption options available through public and private agencies
Complete details on all of White Oak's programs and services can be found throughout this Web site...