Domestic Adoption

Domestic Home Study Program Services

Adoption Center of Illinois at Family Resource Center (ACI) is an Illinois-licensed, Hague-accredited child welfare agency involved in both Domestic and International adoption.

ACI provides home study services for Illinois prospective adoptive parents who are working with other agencies or attorney placing resources. In addition to providing prospective adoptive parents with a valid home study, our fee includes the application, access to all education and training classes offered at ACI, up to five (5) post-placement visits for one (1) child, and the issuance of a court report if required for an adoption finalization. These comprehensive services are all incorporated in the home study fee. The first step is to return the application with the fee (application can be found in the information packet below).

Prospective adoptive parents can expect that ACI will be responsive and available to answer questions and return telephone calls within short time frames. ACI staff is available seven days a week, 365 days a year, for adoption emergency situations. Our telephones are answered 24 hours a day by knowledgeable staff or experienced volunteers.

Please review our Domestic Home Study Program Information Packet: 

Please note: If you reside more than 100 miles round trip from our office (60660) or our downstate workers (61525 or 61571), you will be assessed a mileage charge for each mile beyond 100 miles traveled. This fee is based on the IRS proposed rates.