Hello -- does anyone know if Illinois adoption records are open to those researching ancestors adopted out around 1923 in the Illinois Institute for the Feeble Minded? I have a great grandmother that she and her children were living there,and shortly after, a 4 yr. old daughter was adopted out. The family was living there because they were destitute, not feeble-minded, and the mother was a cook at the home. Since then, all siblings and the parents of the 4 yr. old have since passed away and were very said because they never knew what happened to their little sister.
Could someone help me find out how to access the adoption information?