Domestic Adoption Programs and Services
ACI has four Domestic Adoption programs. Click on the links below for additional information and program-specific packets. The first step in the process for all adoption programs is submitting an ACI Application with the Phase I fee. You can view and download an Application on our Documents page.
Through our TAP Program, potential birth parents choose an adoptive family for their child. Placements made through this program are primarily newborns. Families with a valid Domestic Home Study from other agencies, including out of state, are eligible to join this program as well.
With the AAP program, prospective adoptive parents have already identified a potential birth parent residing in Illinois who is considering placing a child for adoption. Our agency supports both potential birth parents and prospective adoptive parents throughout the adoption process.
Our agency completes a Home Study for Illinois prospective adoptive parents who are working with other placing resources (agencies and/or attorneys).
Our agency supports prospective adoptive parents to navigate the various foster care systems throughout the US, including Illinois, by helping them identify and obtain information about children available for adoption. Once matched, our agency will coordinate the process with the agency or sending state.