Domestic Adoption Programs
Domestic Adoption Programs and Services
ACI has four Domestic Adoption programs. Click on the program name below for additional information. 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.
Traditional Adoption Placement (TAP) Program
Through our TAP Program, potential birth parents choose an adoptive family for their child. Placements made through this program are primarily newborns.
*We are not currently accepting non-ACI families for our TAP program
Agency-Assisted Adoption Placement (AAP) Program
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.
Domestic Home Study Only (DHSO) Program
Our agency completes a Home Study for Illinois prospective adoptive parents who are working with other placing resources (agencies and/or attorneys).
Waiting Child Services (WCS) Program / Adopting from Foster Care
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.