(750 ILCS 50/17) (from Ch. 40, par. 1521)
    Sec. 17. Effect of order terminating parental rights or Judgment of Adoption. After either the entry of an order terminating parental rights or the entry of a judgment of adoption, the natural parents of a child sought to be adopted shall be relieved of all parental responsibility for such child and shall be deprived of all legal rights as respects the child, and the child shall be free from all obligations of maintenance and obedience as respects such natural parents.
(Source: P.A. 91-357, eff. 7-29-99.)