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Download a Service Request Form
You can use the links on this page to select and print the form for requesting service under the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services Closed File Information and Search Service.

After you have printed the form and filled it in you MUST have your signature witnessed by a Notary Public before you send your completed form to MAC. A notary can be found in many banks or currency exchanges. The usual fee is $1.00. If it is impossible for you to sign this form in the presence of a notary, please call us so that other arrangements can be made.

If you are an agency professional or other person requesting service for someone else, click here the correct request form.

If you are a current ward of IDCFS or acting for someone who is a current ward, click here for the correct request form

If you are an adoptee, a birth parent, a birth relative, an adoptive parent of a minor child, a former ward of IDCFS (never adopted), or guardian of a DCFS ward, click here for the correct service request form.