Adopting A Child

Here at ACI, we recognize the adoption journey can feel overwhelming at times. Our experienced and knowledgeable staff are here to provide you support and care as you navigate the process of adopting a child. We invite you to learn more about our services by attending a Program Introduction Meeting. In lieu of attending a Program Introduction Meeting, ACI staff is available to prospective adoptive families for individual consultations to address their particular circumstances and adoption preferences. Please note that a fee of $125 would apply for a 60-minute consultation. Please call 773.334.2300 to schedule a private consultation.

Please click on the links below to learn more about our adoption programs and services:

The First Step to Adopting a Child

The first step for all programs is submitting an ACI Application with the Program Phase I fee. Please visit our Program Fees and Documents Page to view detailed fees for each specific program.

ACI’s Commitment to All Families:

We are committed to a contemporary and compassionate approach to adoption. Our agency approves Illinois families for adoption according to DCFS standards and Illinois law. Our programs are open to people regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age (all applicants must be at least 21 years of age), religion, mental or physical disability, marital status, length of marriage, size or composition of existing family, participation in infertility treatment, or any other factors protected by law.