Adoption in Illinois
How Adoption Works
Birth Parents Rights and Responsibilities
Adoption in Illinois is governed by certain rules and regulations.Click on the link below to view a document that was created to help birth mothers and birth fathers more fully understand their rights and options.
- Birth Parents Rights and Responsibilities in English
- Birth Parents Rights and Responsibilities in Polish (PRAWA I OBOWIAZKI RODZICW BIOLOGICZNYCH W STANIE ILLINOIS)
- Birth Parents Rights and Responsibilities in Spanish (RESPONSABILIDADES Y DERECHOS DE LOS PADRES BIOLGICOS EN ILLINOIS)
To Whom It May Concern:
Adoption Center of Illinois at Family Resource Center endeavors to always be in compliance with DCFS rules and the laws of the state of Illinois.
Part 401, DCFS’ licensing standards for Child Welfare Agencies says in: Section 401.550 – Waiver Prohibited
The licensing representative shall verify that the agency brochures for birth and adoptive parents state that it is prohibited by law from requiring birth or adoptive parents to sign any document that expressly or by implication waives any claim against an agency for intentional or reckless acts or omissions or for gross negligence. The agency staff shall not ask birth or adoptive parents to sign any documents that attempt to waive claims against the agency or any individual employed by the agency for intentional or reckless acts or omissions, or for gross negligence.
Therefore we are publishing Part 401 standards on our website so you can see the section in question for yourself. Please go to the bottom of page 56 in the document (https://www.illinois.gov/dcfs/aboutus/notices/Documents/rules_401.pdf)
Or you can fill out the form below, and one of our counselors will reach out to you.