What Does Creating an Adoption Plan Look Like?

ACI is dedicated to demystifying the process of adoption for birth parents. Our blog series ACI’s Ask a Question About Adoption has resources for birth parents trying to understand what [...]

How Do I Get Connected to an Adoption Agency?

Thinking about adoption can be overwhelming by itself. How do you find an agency to trust during one of the biggest moments of your life? It’s a frightening first step [...]

How ACI Views Open Adoption

By Pam Brown, ACI Expectant Parent Counselor

Placing a child for adoption is one of the hardest things to consider. There are many factors weighing on the decision. One of the first questions most biological parents ask [...]

Parenting in a Pandemic

Parenting can be difficult at the best of times, let alone during a pandemic! Check out these articles and additional resources for interesting perspectives and useful tips for parenting during [...]

Transracial Adoption Support “It’s Much Bigger Than Hair”

ACI meets with many prospective adoptive parents who are considering adopting a child of another race, ethnicity, or culture. “It’s much bigger than hair”, before families commit to pursuing a [...]

Is Adoption Easy?

Is Adoption Easy? On March 7th, 2020, Adoption Center of Illinois held our annual ACI Gala. First, we want to thank everyone who attended and gave generously to our mission [...]

Keeping Calm During the Covid 19 Crisis

By Pam Brown, ACI Expectant Parent Counselor

We hope you are all staying safe and healthy! We wanted to reach out given the challenges we are all facing to keep our families safe and keeping calm during [...]

Why You’re Not “Giving Up A Child” For Adoption

By Pam Brown, ACI Expectant Parent Counselor

Why You’re Not “Giving Up A Child” For Adoption The history behind this old phrasing of “giving up a child”/ “putting up a child for adoption“ began with the orphan [...]

“Adoption Is Not The Same As Having Your Own Child”

By Pam Brown, ACI Expectant Parent Counselor

“The statement that adoption is not the same as having a child of your own is both remarkably accurate and remarkably wrong. The first part—“not the same as”—is quite true. [...]

A New Adoption Paradigm

In the summer of 1988, founder Richard Pearlman and a dedicated volunteer Board of Directors opened the doors of Family Resource Center. With the opening of FRC in the Uptown [...]
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