Placing a child for adoption is perhaps the most difficult decision a parent will ever make. We support expectant mothers and fathers, and parents of already born child children, by listening without judgment. We believe it is up to them to decide what is best for their child. No one should tell them what to think or how to feel. Therefore, we support and encourage you to consider all of your options as an expectant parent.
We have more than 25 years of experience and a staff made up of people whose lives have been touched by adoption. We are ready to listen and answer your questions and we would consider it a privilege to talk with you about adoption and how we can help.
Here is our commitment to you:
More than anything else, we are here to listen. Our motto is “our help, your decisions” and these are more than just words for us. Our mission is not to find children for adoptive parents, it is to help birth mothers and expectant mothers find good homes for their children through adoption.
An adoption counselor will be available for you
Our compassionate and experienced counselors have helped thousands of people explore adoption. Whether you are facing an unplanned pregnancy or considering placing an older child – we are here to help you understand your options. Sometimes adoption counselors are aware of possibilities that you may not have considered.
Our services are confidential and free for birth parents
Your contacts with us are kept in the strictest confidence. Nothing you say to us will be told to anyone else without your permission. ACI respects your privacy and your right to explore all options in a trusting environment. Our services are available to you at no cost. And our counselors are available 24 hours a day to answer any questions about adoption – and mainly just to listen.
Your decisions are respected
We believe that every individual is unique and that you are the only one who can determine what is best for you and your child. You have the right to know and understand all of your options – ranging from having long term, on-going contact with adoptive parents or no contact at all.
Financial and emotional support
ACI offers a range of support. If you decide to work with us we may be able to help pay for living expenses and assist you in linking up with community resources, medical care, and safe housing.
Our contact with you comes with no strings attached
We are here to provide you with practical help. When you contact Adoption Center of Illinois at Family Resource Center, you are not committing to making an adoption plan. All you are doing is expressing an interest in finding out more about adoption and how it might work for you and your child. Whether you choose to raise your child or make an adoption plan, we are here for you.
We travel anywhere in Illinois and can meet in:
Springfield | Peoria | Champaign | Urban | Danville | Waukegan | Belleville | Plainfield | Rockford | Loves Park | Crystal Lake | Woodstock | McHenry | Elgin | Freeport | Joliet | Bloomington | Normal | Kankakee | Alton |Rock Island | Quad Cities | The Greater Metropolitan Chicago Area | Chicago Suburbs | Cook County | Lake County | DuPage County | McHenry County | DuPage County | Kane County | Lake County | Sangamon County | and all communities throughout Illinois.