DECEMBER 8, 2006
In re PETITION of )
) Appeal from the
ANNA D. REYES and NOE REYES ) Circuit Court of
) Cook County.
No. 04 COAD 2660
TO ADOPT J.D.C. )
(Anna D. Reyes and Noe Reyes, )
Jose A. Corral, ) Robert A. Bertucci,
) Judge Presiding.
JUSTICE TULLY delivered the opinion of the court:
This is an appeal in an action in adoption of the circuit court's order terminating the
parental rights of respondent, Jose Corral. Petitioners Anna Reyes and Noe Reyes filed a petition
for adoption seeking to adopt Anna Reyes's biological son, J.D.C., a five-year-old boy. The
circuit court entered an order terminating Jose Corral's parental rights for failure to register with
the Putative Father Registry. For the reasons that follow, we reverse and remand with
Anna Reyes and Jose Corral are the biological parents of J.D.C., who was born on
September 3, 2000. At the time of J.D.C.'s birth, Reyes and Corral were not married. Corral did
not register his name with the Putative Father Registry within 30 days of J.D.C.'s birth, as
provided in section 12.1 of the Illinois Adoption Act (Act)(750 ILCS 50/12.1 (West 2004)).
J.D.C.'s birth certificate lists Jose Corral as the father.