- State Representative Sara Feigenholtz – Illinois' 12th District - http://staterepsara.com -

Adoption

In 2018, Sara co-sponsored HB5122 [1], which amended the Children and Family Services Act. This law provides increased access to post-secondary education for youth in foster care by providing tuition and fee waivers to eligible students at any community college, university, or college maintained by the state of Illinois. Youth in foster care are less likely than their peers to attend college or have a post-secondary degree. This law will help fix this by reducing to financial barrier to attendance. As an adopted adult, Sara was proud to co-sponsor the bill and work with Foster Care Alumni to ensure it would be signed into law.

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HB5428, the Original Birth Certificate Access Bill, has been signed into law!  Please visit the Illinois Vital Records Website [2] to obtain a request form.  Individuals born before 1946 can begin requesting the form today, and individuals born on or after January 1, 1946 can fill out the form beginning November 15, 2011.

Here are the primary provisions of HB5428:

For additional information on HB5428, please click here [4].