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100 West Randolph Street 6-200
Chicago IL
60601
312.814.6800
TTD 312.814.8783

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406 East Monroe
Springfield IL
62701-1498
217.785.2509
TTD 217.785.6605

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800-25-ABUSE
217-524-2606

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866-503-0184

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800-232-3798
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877-746-0829

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800-624-KIDS

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800-572-2390

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800-722-9124

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  Rights and Responsibilities  

Birth Parent Rights and Responsibilities

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  Illinois Licensed Adoption Agencies  

Summary of Illinois Licensed Adoption Agencies

Domestic Agency Assisted Adoption Programs in Illinois

A process by which adoptive parents work with an adoption agency to become licensed as a foster family home, have a home study completed and adopt a child. Agencies provide services and support to birth parents and adoptive parents. Many agencies ask birth parents to choose the adoptive parents from the agency's group of waiting families.

Cook Region

ADOPTION CENTER FOR FAMILY BUILDING

ADOPTION WORLD

ADOPTION-LINK, INC.

CHILDRENS HOME & AID SOC OF IL

CRADLE SOCIETY

EASTER HOUSE

FAMILY RESOURCE CENTER

GLENKIRK

JEWISH CHILD & FAMILY SERVICES

KIDS HOPE UNITED-NORTHERN REGION

LUTHERAN CHILD & FAMILY SVC

LUTHERAN SOCIAL SERVICES OF IL

ST. MARY'S SERVICES

THE CATHOLIC CHARITIES/ARCH OF CHICAGO

Northern Region

ABC FOR ADOPTION LTD.

ADOPTION ARK, INC.

ADOPTION SERVICES GROUP

CATHOLIC CHARITIES OF JOLIET

CATHOLIC CHARITIES OF ROCKFORD

CHILDRENS HOME & AID SOC OF IL

INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN'S ALLIANCE

JOURNEYS OF THE HEART

KIDS HOPE UNITED-NORTHERN REGION

LUTHERAN CHILD & FAMILY SVC

LUTHERAN SOCIAL SERVICES OF IL

MADISON ADOPTION ASSOCIATES

OUR CHILDREN'S HOMESTEAD

SUNNY RIDGE FAMILY CENTER, INC.

UNITING FAMILIES FOUNDATION

Central Region

ABC COUNSELING & FAMILY SERVIC

BABY FOLD

CATHOLIC CHARITIES DIOCESE OF PEORIA

CATHOLIC CHARITIES DIOCESE SPF

CHILDRENS HOME & AID SOC OF IL

FAMILY CHOICES, A NOT-FOR-PROFIT CORP

FAMILY RESOURCES, INC.

GENERATIONS OF HOPE

HOBBY HORSE HOUSE INC

ILLINI CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES

KIDS HOPE UNITED-NORTHERN REGION

LUTHERAN CHILD & FAMILY SVC

LUTHERAN SOCIAL SERVICES OF IL

Southern Region

CATHOLIC CHARITIES DIOCESE SPF

CATHOLIC SOC SERV DIOCESE OF BELLEVILLE

CHRISTIAN FAMILY SERVICES INC.

FAMILY CHOICES, A NOT-FOR-PROFIT CORP

INTERNATIONAL ADOPTIONS LTD

LUTHERAN CHILD & FAMILY SVC

LUTHERAN SOCIAL SERVICES OF IL

Adoption Through Foster Care Programs in Illinois

A process by which adoptive parents work with an agency or DCFS to become licensed as foster parents to provide long term foster care. In addition to providing foster care for a child or children, if it is not possible for the child to return to his or her parents, the next best permanency outcome is adoption. Often, these children are adopted by their foster parents.

Cook Region

ABJ COMMUNITY SERVICES, INC.

ADA S MCKINLEY COMM SERV INC

ALLIANCE HUMAN SERVICES, INC

ASSOCIATION HOUSE OF CHICAGO

AUNT MARTHAS YOUTH SVC CTR INC

BEATRICE CAFFREY YOUTH SERVICE

BETHANY CHRISTIAN SERVICES

CASA CENTRAL SOCIAL SERVICES

CENTERS FOR NEW HORIZONS CHILD WELFARE

CHICAGO ASSOCIATION RETARDED CITIZENS

CHICAGO CHILD CARE SOCIETY

CHILDLINK

CHILDRENS HOME & AID SOC OF IL

CHILDSERV

EVANGELICAL CHILD & FAMILY AGENCY

GLENKIRK

HEPHZIBAH CHILDREN'S ASSOCIATION

HULL HOUSE ASSOCIATION

ILLINOIS YOUTH ADVOCATE PROGRAM, INC.

JEWISH CHILD & FAMILY SERVICES

KALEIDOSCOPE, INC.

KIDS HOPE UNITED-NORTHERN REGION

LAKESIDE COMMUNITY COMM

LAWRENCE HALL YOUTH SERVICES

LIFELINK/BENSENVILLE HOME SOCIETY

LITTLE CITY FOUNDATION

LUTHERAN CHILD & FAMILY SVC

LUTHERAN SOCIAL SERVICES OF IL

LYDIA HOME ASSOCIATION

SEGUIN SERVICES INCORPORATED

SHELTER, INC.

SULLIVAN HOUSE INC

THE CATHOLIC CHARITIES/ARCH OF CHICAGO

THE CHILDREN'S PLACE ASSOCIATION

THE YOUTH CAMPUS

UHLICH CHILDREN'S ADVANTAGE NETWORK

UNITY PARENTING AND COUNSELING

UNIVERSAL FAMILY CONNECTION IN

VOLUNTEERS OF AMERICA

WESTSIDE HOLISTIC FAMILY SERVICES

YOUTH OUTREACH SERVICES

Northern Region

ALLIANCE HUMAN SERVICES, INC

CATHOLIC CHARITIES OF JOLIET

CATHOLIC CHARITIES OF ROCKFORD

CHILDRENS HOME & AID SOC OF IL

EVANGELICAL CHILD & FAMILY AGENCY

FAMILY COUNSELING CENTER, INC.

KIDS HOPE UNITED-NORTHERN REGION

LIFELINK/BENSENVILLE HOME SOCIETY

LUTHERAN SOCIAL SERVICES OF IL

OUR CHILDREN'S HOMESTEAD

SUNNY RIDGE FAMILY CENTER, INC.

Central Region

ALLIANCE HUMAN SERVICES, INC

BABY FOLD

BETHANY FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES

CATHOLIC CHARITIES DIOCESE OF PEORIA

CHADDOCK

CHILDRENS HOME & AID SOC OF IL

CHILDRENS HOME ASSOC OF IL

COUNSELING AND FAMILY SERVICES

FAMILY SERVICE CENTER OF SANGAMON COUNTY

HOBBY HORSE HOUSE INC

ILLINI CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES

KEMMERER VILLAGE

KIDS HOPE UNITED-NORTHERN REGION

LIFELINK/BENSENVILLE HOME SOCIETY

LUTHERAN CHILD & FAMILY SVC

LUTHERAN SOCIAL SERVICES OF IL

RUTLEDGE YOUTH FOUNDATION, INC.

VOLUNTEERS OF AMERICA

WEBSTER-CANTRELL HALL MN.RES. SUPPORT UN

YOUTH SERVICE BUREAU OF ILLINOIS VALLEY

Southern Region

ALLIANCE HUMAN SERVICES, INC

CATHOLIC SOC SERV DIOCESE OF BELLEVILLE

CHILDRENS HOME & AID SOC OF IL

FAMILY COUNSELING CENTER, INC.

HOYLETON YOUTH AND FAMILY SERVICES

IL BAPTIST CHILDREN'S HOME & FAMILY SERV

LUTHERAN CHILD & FAMILY SVC

LUTHERAN SOCIAL SERVICES OF IL

UNITED METHODIST CHILDRENS HOM

International/Inter-Country Adoption Programs in Illinois

A process by which adoptive parents work with an agency to adopt a child from another country. Most often, the adoption is finalized in the country where the child was born.

Cook Region

ADOPTION CENTER FOR FAMILY BUILDING

CHILDREN'S HOPE INTERNATIONAL

CHILDRENS HOME & AID SOC OF IL

CRADLE SOCIETY

EVANGELICAL CHILD & FAMILY AGENCY

FAMILY RESOURCE CENTER

GLENKIRK

JEWISH CHILD & FAMILY SERVICES

KIDS HOPE UNITED-NORTHERN REGION

LIFELINK/BENSENVILLE HOME SOCIETY

LUTHERAN CHILD & FAMILY SVC

LUTHERAN SOCIAL SERVICES OF IL

ST. MARY'S SERVICES

THE CATHOLIC CHARITIES/ARCH OF CHICAGO

Northern Region

ABC FOR ADOPTION LTD.

ADOPTION ARK, INC.

ADOPTION SERVICES GROUP

CATHOLIC CHARITIES OF JOLIET

CATHOLIC CHARITIES OF ROCKFORD

CHILDRENS HOME & AID SOC OF IL

EUROASIAN ADOPTION CONSULTANTS OF IL INC

EVANGELICAL CHILD & FAMILY AGENCY

FAMILY COUNSELING CLINIC, INC.

INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN'S ALLIANCE

JOURNEYS OF THE HEART

KIDS HOPE UNITED-NORTHERN REGION

LIFELINK/BENSENVILLE HOME SOCIETY

LUTHERAN CHILD & FAMILY SVC

LUTHERAN SOCIAL SERVICES OF IL

MADISON ADOPTION ASSOCIATES

OUR CHILDREN'S HOMESTEAD

SUNNY RIDGE FAMILY CENTER, INC.

UNITING FAMILIES FOUNDATION

Central Region

ABC COUNSELING & FAMILY SERVIC

BABY FOLD

BETHANY FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES

CATHOLIC CHARITIES DIOCESE OF PEORIA

CATHOLIC CHARITIES DIOCESE SPF

CHILDRENS HOME & AID SOC OF IL

COUNSELING AND FAMILY SERVICES

FAMILY CHOICES, A NOT-FOR-PROFIT CORP

FAMILY RESOURCES, INC.

HOBBY HORSE HOUSE INC

ILLINI CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES

KIDS HOPE UNITED-NORTHERN REGION

LIFELINK/BENSENVILLE HOME SOCIETY

LUTHERAN CHILD & FAMILY SVC

LUTHERAN SOCIAL SERVICES OF IL

Southern Region

CATHOLIC CHARITIES DIOCESE SPF

CATHOLIC SOC SERV DIOCESE OF BELLEVILLE

CHRISTIAN FAMILY SERVICES INC.

FAMILY CHOICES, A NOT-FOR-PROFIT CORP

INTERNATIONAL ADOPTIONS LTD

LIFELINK/BENSENVILLE HOME SOCIETY

LUTHERAN CHILD & FAMILY SVC

LUTHERAN SOCIAL SERVICES OF IL

  DCFS Rules and Information, Statutes, Legal Notice  

Rule 302.310 - DCFS Adoption Assistance (Subsidy) Agreements

Illinois DCFS Non-Ward Adoption Assistance (Subsidy) Agreements

Rule 401 - Illinois Licensing Standards for Child Welfare Agencies

Rule 401.130 - Provisions Pertaining to Licenses

Rule 401.140 - Application for Renewal of License

Rule 401.141 - License Transfer for Agencies Providing Adoption Services Seeking 501(c)(3) Status

Rule 401.200 - Agency Corporate Status

Rule 401.595 - Adoption Agency Grievance and Complaint Procedure

Rule 401.600 - Advertisement

Rule 402 - Illinois Licensing Standards for Foster Family Homes

225 ILCS 10/8.3 - DCFS Requirements Regarding Tax Exempt Status of Illinois Adoption Agencies

225 ILCS 10/12 - Advertising Requirements of Adoption Agencies in Illinois

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