Basic Foster Care Information

Foster Care

Families who wish to foster 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 process of becoming a foster parent.

  • Let’s start at the beginning. For basic foster care (and adoption) information, click here.
  • For a detailed list of questions to ask yourself, and steps to take when considering becoming a foster parent, click here.
  • Families who are ready to foster will need to work with an agency to become licensed. To access a list of foster care agencies in Illinois, click here.
  • Becoming a foster parent is not the only way you can help. To access a list of volunteer opportunities related to children in care, click here.

If you have additional questions regarding foster care in Illinois, please contact us today. We would be happy to refer you to a foster care agency, walk you through the licensing process, or discuss other ways that you can make a difference in the lives of Illinois children.