Basic Adoption Information

Child Adoption

Families who wish to adopt children in Illinois will want to familiarize themselves with the ins and outs of child welfare in our state. We have compiled the following brochures and resource guides to help you and your family better understand the legal and logistical process of adoption.

  • Let’s start at the beginning. For basic adoption and foster care information, click here.
  • For a detailed list of questions to ask yourself, and steps to take when considering adoption, click here.
  • Families who are ready to adopt will need to work with an agency to become licensed. To access a list of adoption agencies in Illinois, click here.
  • Adoption is a legal process that will require the services of an attorney. To access a list of adoption attorneys in Illinois, click here.
  • Families who have already adopted may wish to connect with other families who can offer support and camaraderie. To access a list of adoptive parent groups in Illinois, click here.

If you have additional questions regarding adoption in Illinois, please contact us today. We would be happy to refer you to an adoption agency, walk you through the licensing process, or discuss the range of public and private resources available to families in our state.