Foster Care

Consider Becoming A Foster Parent

Our Foster Care Program was recently featured on ABC 7 Chicago, WGN TV Channel 9, and WGN Radio 720 in response to a dramatic increase in youth referrals to our Foster Care Program. Click here to learn more and consider becoming a foster parent by attending one of our upcoming Foster Parent Virtual Orientations.
We serve children that are placed in substitute care for whom the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services have legal responsibility. These children require placement in licensed foster homes, or our emergency shelter due to abuse and neglect. All children and youth served by our Foster Care program must be referred by the Department of Children and Family Services.
2021 Annual Report of Illinois Adoption Agencies
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We have modified our delivery of services as necessary to adhere to social distancing guidelines during the pandemic.  Our COVID-19 Resource and Support Guide details the full range of resources and supports we are offering during the pandemic, and other opportunities we have discovered through our peers and networks.

What we offer

Foster Care

Current Foster Care Parents

Foster parents are at least 21 years of age, law abiding, mature adults who have their own living space with appropriate accommodations for youth in care. Our staff are on-site 24 hours per day to support the professional foster care parents and youth in the program. Services include intake, discharge planning, stabilization services, trauma remediation, and transitional services.

Prospective Foster Care Parents

Orientation for new foster parents is conducted twice monthly. This orientation provides prospective foster parents with information on requirements for becoming a licensed foster parent. This initial meeting gives the prospective parent and the agency the opportunity to determine whether to proceed with the licensing process.

Case Management

Our child welfare workers provide ongoing case management including location of parents, visitation planning, service planning, resource referral and linkage. The cases are continued with the agency until permanency is achieved (return to home, adoption, or guardianship).