- Adoption FAQ
FAQ sheet about adoption courtesy of DCFS.
- Adoption Process
Outlines the steps to becoming an adoptive family in Illinois.
- Child Adoption Laws
Adoption laws for state of Illinois
- Growing Your Family: A Guide for Prospective Adoptive LGBT Families
Resources include Illinois adoption law, LGBT-specific legal information, domestic adoption process, agency list, FAQs, and more.
- How to Connect With Your Brothers and Sisters
DCFS provides information on sibling visitation rights.
- LGBT Adoption Laws
LGBT adoption laws in Illinois.
- Licensed Adoption Agencies
DCFS compiled a list of licensed private foster care adoption agencies.
- Pre-Service Training Information
DCFS provides a course schedule to sign up for upcoming 27-hour PRIDE pre-service training classes.
- Public and Private Agency Search
Public and private foster care adoption agencies Illinois.
- Adoption Information
Adoption Information by state
- Understanding Illinois Adoption Laws and Policies
An overview of adoption laws
- Adoption Services
DCFS provides an overview of adoption services
- Home Study Requirements (See bottom of page for providers)
Information on the Home study program and requirements
Searching for Children
- Adoption Information Center of Illinois
Photo listing featuring waiting children in Illinois.
- Heart Gallery of Illinois
Heart Gallery featuring waiting children in Illinois. Click on the names on the left hand side of the page to visit a child’s profile.
- WWK Recruiters
Scroll down and click on Illinois to view contact information for Wendy’s Wonderful Kids Recruiters families may contact regarding waiting Illinois children.
- Heart Gallery Of America
Photo lists of waiting children
- ICPC Information
Provides general information about ICPC process in Illinois, including contact information for state ICPC offices.
Post-Adoption Support & Resources
- Adoption Assistance
Select Illinois to view more information on adoption assistance in the state of Illinois, courtesy of Child Welfare Information Gateway.
- Adoption Attorney Panel
DCFS compiled a list of adoption attorneys.
- Guide for Adoptive Parents in Retaining an Adoption Attorney
A DCFS guide to choosing an adoption attorney.
- Mental Health Providers
List of mental health providers that partner with DCFS.
- Post-Adoption and Guardianship Services
Post-adoption services include adoption assistance information, respite care, lending library, day care, ICAMA, and more.
- State Subsidy Information
NACAC provides general information on adoption subsidies in Illinois.
- Vital Records
Information on obtaining a birth certificate, the Illinois Adoption Registry and Medical Information Exchange, and more.
- Attachment and Trauma Specialists
A list of local therapists that specialize in working with attachment and trauma related issues.
- Behavioral care treatment centers
A list of local treatment centers for behavioral care
- Adoption Therapists
A list of local therapists that specialize in adoption
- Child Care Resources
A compiled list of child-care resources
- Child Sexual Abuse Treatment Programs
A list of local treatment centers specializing in child abuse treatment
- Counseling Resources
A compiled list of counseling resources
- Kid Counseling
A list of local therapists specializing in treating children
- Kinship Care
Kinship programs and information
- Medical Resources
Health and medical resources
- NPEN National Parenting Education Network
A list of programs by state
- NOFAS FASD Support
State resources and support group information
- Trauma Counseling
A list of local therapists specializing in trauma related issues.
- Online Support Groups
A list of online support group resources
- Post-Adoption Questions and Answers
Frequently asked questions and answers regarding adoption
- Special Health Care Needs
Resources for parents of children with special health care needs.