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October 2020

Activism in Adoption Series hosted by On Your Feet Foundation – Sponsored by ACI

October 11 - November 1
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Adoption Center of Illinois (ACI) is proud to sponsor On Your Feet Foundation Activism in Adoption Series.  PRESENTED IN FOUR WEEKLY ZOOM SESSIONS On Your Feet Foundation is hosting a speaker series for all sides of the triad that will expand ​on key topics that are often covered in adoption education that is required by adoption agencies across the country. ​Each week will have a focused topic with a renowned speaker and the series will be facilitated by ​Pamela Cook​.…

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Domestic Adoption and Illinois Law – WEBINAR

October 27 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Webinar

Attorney Genie Miller Gillespie will discuss the steps that prospective adoptive parents should take to achieve a safe and legal adoption. Discussion will focus on the legal issues in adoption, which include proper preparation, termination of parental rights, limiting legal risk, applicable Illinois and federal law, the process of doing an Illinois adoption, and the complications of an interstate adoption.   REGISTRATION:  To register for this class, please email registration@adoptillinois.org.   Please include in the email (1) name of the…

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November 2020

Understanding Domestic Adoption: From Matched to Possible Placement – WEBINAR

November 10 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Webinar

The time leading up to the birth of a child and the days following the birth are frequently among the most challenging periods for everyone in the adoption process. Some adoptive parents manage to breeze through this period while others are presented with challenges that rock them to the core. This presentation focuses on the variables that affect the different experiences that people have. This presentation is valuable for anyone hoping to adopt a child domestically, whether or not they…

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Program Introduction Meeting – WEBINAR

November 19 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Webinar

If you are considering adoption, the first step is to attend a Program Introduction meeting. These meetings are held on a monthly basis and are free to the public. This meeting will be a webinar. Pre-registration is required for all meetings. The following topics are covered at Program Introduction Meetings: ACI adoption programs and services Application and home study process Fee schedules Requirements to qualify as adoptive parents in Illinois Our agency history, philosophy and approach to adoption Question and…

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December 2020

Program Introduction Meeting – WEBINAR

December 16 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Webinar

If you are considering adoption, the first step is to attend a Program Introduction meeting. These meetings are held on a monthly basis and are free to the public. This meeting will be a webinar. Pre-registration is required for all meetings. The following topics are covered at Program Introduction Meetings: ACI adoption programs and services Application and home study process Fee schedules Requirements to qualify as adoptive parents in Illinois Our agency history, philosophy and approach to adoption Question and…

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January 2021

Baby Care 101 – At ACI Office

January 14, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Adoption Center of Illinois, 5828 N. Clark Street
Chicago, Illinois 60660 United States
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Join Becky O'Connell, one of our temporary care providers, and learn the "baby basics".  Becky will discuss "The Big Three" (You will learn what they are!) and include suggestions and demonstrations to help you understand, enjoy, soothe and stimulate your baby.  This class is suitable for waiting families, those with infants under one year, and anyone who needs a refresher course in infant care.  Parents are welcome to bring babies (only those younger than three months please.)  Attendance will be…

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