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View Recent News Stories about our Foster Care Program
Participate in a Foster Parent Virtual Orientation to learn more

Becoming a foster parent is a rewarding experience. Hear from current foster parents and learn more about our program below through features in the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, on CBS 2 Chicago, ABC 7 Chicago, WGN TV Channel 9, and WGN Radio 720 and more. Our program has received several spotlights for excellence in service, and in response to a dramatic increase in youth referrals to our Foster Care Program.

On the Southeast Side, foster-care center does right by the legacy of Ada S. McKinley
July 2, 2021
CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
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Column: The need for foster parents has surged during the pandemic. ‘There’s a huge increase.’
May 21, 2021
DAILY SOUTHTOWN/CHICAGO TRIBUNE
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Youth advocate Curt Holderfield talks Nat’l Foster Care Awareness month with WGN
May 18, 2021
WGN 9 CHICAGO
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Foster Parents Needed As COVID-19 Pandemic Strains Families
December 25, 2020
CBS 2 CHICAGO
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Story also made available on Patch on 12/25/20.

Ada S. McKinley Community Services is alleviating fears associated with adopting children, trust issues and COVID
December 21, 2020
WGN RADIO 720
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Youth in need of foster care homes increases during COVID-19 pandemic
November 26, 2020
ABC 7 CHICAGO
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Chicago foster parents program needs more help as need surges during pandemic
November 16, 2020
WGN TV/CHANNEL 9
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Upcoming Foster Parent Virtual Orientations
We encourage those eligible to consider opening their hearts and homes by becoming a Foster Parent. Join one of our virtual orientations to learn more.

UPCOMING ORIENTATIONS:
Wednesday, January 19, 2022 at 11:00 am central
Link to Join via Zoom:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82726802875?pwd=S0hWOXVySm00eTJ6WWs4clAwSVVhUT09
Meeting ID: 827 2680 2875
Passcode: 081596

Wednesday, February 16, 2022 at 11:00 am central
Link to Join via Zoom:
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Meeting ID: 827 2680 2875
Passcode: 081596

Wednesday, March 16, 2022 at 11:00 am central
Link to Join via Zoom:
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Meeting ID: 821 4860 1932
Passcode: 220934

Wednesday, April 20, 2022 at 11:00 am central
Link to Join via Zoom:
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Meeting ID: 827 4716 7402
Passcode: 306122

Wednesday, May 18, 2022 at 11am at 11:00 am central
Link to Join via Zoom:
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Meeting ID: 819 6142 0963
Passcode: 844545′