Ways To Donate

There are many ways to make a tax-deductible donation to Adoption Center of Illinois. All gifts make an impact and support our mission of Helping Children through Adoption. Below are some common methods of making a gift.

Credit Card

You can make a gift with your credit card by filling out this form, or by giving us a call at 773.334.2300

Pay via Zelle

You can make a gift by paying via Zelle to zelle@adoptillinois.org

Cash or Check

Gifts of cash or checks made out to Adoption Center of Illinois can be mailed to:

Adoption Center of Illinois

5828 N. Clark Street

Chicago, IL 60660

Recurring Gifts

You can make a gift automatically on a monthly, quarterly or yearly basis by filling out this form. Simply select the “Recurring” option on the form for options such as amount, frequency, starting and ending date!


Gifts of appreciated securities, like stock, are easily transferred to assist ACI and can possibly minimize your capital gains tax!

For more information on giving a donation of stock, please contact Emily Mishler, Director of Development, at emishler@adoptillinois.org

In-Kind Donations

We are so grateful for the generous offers of in-kind donations we receive. However, if we accepted everything, we would very quickly run out of room! At this time, gifts of physical goods are accepted on a case-by-case basis.

Thanks to our generous donors, we currently do not need the following items:

  • Baby blankets
  • Children’s toys or books
  • Children’s furniture, such as car seats, cribs or toddler beds

High-quality clothing (aged 0 months to 3 years) is accepted depending on current needs.

We are happy to accept the following items to feature in the auction at our Forever Family Gala:

  • Trips, getaways or overnight stays
  • Tickets for concerts, sporting events or the theatre
  • Gift Cards for dining or shopping
  • Unique or one-of-a-kind items
  • Autographed memorabilia in good condition

Please contact Emily Mishler, Director of Development, at emishler@adoptillinois.org with any questions regarding in-kind donations.

Thank You!

We truly appreciate your support. It is thanks to people like you that we are able to provide compassionate, comprehensive adoption services to birth parents, adoptive parents and adopted people. Every gift makes an impact. Every gift helps!