Welcome to ACI’s Online Application    

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, 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. Applicants must be at least 21 years of age.

Thank you for your interest in starting your journey with Adoption Center of Illinois. The first step is to complete this Online Application.

PLEASE NOTE: that your application will not be processed until the Phase I Fee has been received. Instructions for payment can be found at the end of the application. 

ACI Online Application – please use this application if you are applying for

  • Home Study Only Program – Domestic or International
  • Agency-Assisted Placement Program
  • Traditional Adoption Program (PLEASE NOTE: Due to low placement activity we are not currently accepting applications for families who have a home study completed elsewhere.)

Waiting Child Services Program Application – please use this application only if you are applying for our Waiting Child Services Program

Primary Provider Services Program Application – please us this application only if you are applying for our Primary Provider Services Program.

  • (PLEASE NOTE: if you live in Illinois and need a primary provider and an international home study – select “primary provider & international home study in the first drop down on the application form)