Considering Adoption in Chicago, Illinois?

Placing a child for adoption can be an overwhelming decision, and ACI is here to help. For over 30 years we’ve helped biological parents throughout Chicago, Illinois understand their adoption options and rights. Contact us today if you think we can help.

Placing a child for adoption in Chicago

We believe that only you should make the decision of whether or not to place your child for adoption. Once you get in touch with us, one of our adoption counselors will provide you with information about the adoption process and answer all of your questions. We’ll be there to guide you through every step of the process.

We like to start by having an in-person meeting to discuss the many aspects of placing a child for adoption in Chicago. This face-to-face meeting can be in any public space of your choosing. Popular meeting spots include the Museum Campus, cafés in The Loop, and Millenium Park.

Whether you are currently pregnant or have a child that is already born, we will work with you to create an adoption journey that you are comfortable with. Throughout your adoption journey, we promise that:

  • Our work with you will remain confidential and we will always respect your privacy.
  • We will never try to persuade you to choose adoption. This decision will be completely yours.
  • As a biological parent, all of our services will be free to you.
  • Our adoption counselors will be available to you 24/7.

A Chicago adoption agency

We appreciate that you are considering ACI as your adoption agency. There are many agencies available to you online, but most of them are located outside of Illinois and conduct a lot of their work online. ACI takes a more localized approach that gives us more one-on-one interaction with our clients. We’re based in Chicago, so we know all the city’s neighborhoods and have a strong connection with our community. We can meet with you face-to-face whenever you need to chat, and we’ll always be available to answer any of your questions. We are also very familiar with Illinois adoption law, and will help you with the legal paperwork throughout your adoption process.

Frequently asked questions

We’re sure you have a lot of questions about ACI. Here are some of the most common questions we get asked.  If you’d like to learn more, please visit our full list of birth parent FAQs or contact us below.

Are you licensed in Illinois?

Yes! ACI is licensed in the state of Illinois. Learn more about our licenses and accreditation.

How many years have you been offering adoption services to birth parents in this area?

ACI was founded in 1988 and since then we’ve provided adoption services to families throughout Illinois. Learn more about our history.

Do I have to travel to meet in person with a counselor?

No. ACI is based in Chicago, so one of our adoption counselors can come meet with you in any public place in the city.

Contact Adoption Center of Illinois

Looking to adopt a child? Learn more about the process on our dedicated page.

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