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April 2020

With the ever changing circumstances surrounding Covid19, ACI is postponing classes on an as needed basis to keep our community safe. We appreciate your patience.

April 1, 2020 - May 31, 2020

PLEASE NOTE:  We are working hard to reschedule all postponed classes to ensure families have access to these resources.

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January 2021

Program Introduction Meeting – LIVE WEBINAR

January 12 @ 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 live webinar. Pre-registration is required for all meetings. This can be completed by clicking "find out more" and scrolling to "register here" link. The following topics are covered at Program Introduction Meetings: ACI adoption programs and services Application and home study process Fee schedules Requirements to…

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February 2021

Program Introduction Meeting – LIVE WEBINAR

February 18 @ 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 live webinar. Pre-registration is required for all meetings. This can be completed by clicking "find out more" and scrolling to "register here" link. The following topics are covered at Program Introduction Meetings: ACI adoption programs and services Application and home study process Fee schedules Requirements to…

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Baby Care 101 – At ACI Office

February 23 @ 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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Domestic Adoption and Illinois Law – LIVE WEBINAR

February 25 @ 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.   REGISTER HERE   Free for ACI Families/Alumni $30 for Non-ACI families Payment for Non-ACI families can be made by…

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