Register a Child with AICI


Are you a case manager or supervisor who is seeking permanency for a child in foster care? Look no further! The Illinois Center for Adoption and Permanency is here to help. Our Child-Centered Recruitment Specialists can assist you in identifying and recruiting families for children who are legally free for adoption.

Consider the following:

  • We manage a statewide listing of Illinois children in need of adoptive resources as well as a database of licensed families who wish to adopt.
  • According to IDCFS Procedures 309.40, all children without a signed CFS 1443 (Permanency Commitment by Foster Parent / Relative Caregiver) for whom adoption is appropriate, must be listed with AICI:
    • within two weeks of legal screening;
    • when a child needs an adoptive resource;
    • when adoption is the most appropriate permanency plan for the child.
  • CFS 430 (AICI Listing Waiver) is required if it is in the best interest of the child not to be listed due to a mental health condition. This waiver:
    • requires clinical staffing with a DCFS or Purchase of Service Agency (POS) Clinical Coordinator;
    • requires a Regional Administrator or Purchase of Service Agency (POS) Director signature;
    • will be reviewed every six months.

To register a child with AICI, please download our child listing form today.

If you have any questions, please call (800) 572-2390 and ask to speak with one of our Child-Centered Recruitment Specialists.