Adopting a Child

Domestic Adoption

Since 1989, Adoption Center of Illinois (originally know as Family Resource Center) has been involved in more than 2500 adoptions. Our mission has always been “to find homes for children through adoption.” We have always looked for permanent and committed family homes that will provide children with the love, nurturing and understanding they need to grow, develop and thrive. Our commitment is to support all expectant mothers considering adoption, regardless of whether they ultimately choose to make an adoption plan for their child. We are here to help expectant women to identify their hopes and dream for their child’s future, and to support them in finding potential adoptive parents who can help realize their aspirations.

To this end ACI has three primary adoption programs:

    • Traditional Adoption Program (TAP)
      In this program ACI makes contact with expectant mothers through a variety of outreach channels and introduces them to potential adoptive families who are in the program. Potential adoptive parents who are active in this program create family profiles, which are shown to expectant mothers who are working with ACI to create an adoption plan.
    • Agency-Assisted Adoption Program (AAAP)
      In this program potential adoptive parents conduct their own marketing and outreach activities in order to come in contact with expectant mothers who are considering placing a child for adoption.
    • Home Study Services Program
      For Illinois families that are adopting out-of-state, or through another adoption service provider, ACI is happy to conduct required home study services. This program includes assistance with DCFS licensing and post-placement services.
    • Waiting Child Services Program

For Illinois families that are pursuing the adoption of children through the foster care system from anywhere in the US, including Illinois.

To learn when the next monthly Domestic Program Introduction will be held, click here.