International Adoption

International Home Study Program Services

Adoption Center of Illinois’ International Adoption Home Study Services are conducted under our original name, Family Resource Center [FRC]. FRC has been a Hague-accredited agency since 2008. This program is designed to provide an array of services to prospective adoptive parents living in Illinois who are pursuing an international adoption and using out-of-state agencies to adopt a child.

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 FRC, up to 5 post-placement visits for 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).

Please also review the U.S. Department of State website to find out more about country-specific eligibility requirements for prospective adoptive parents and children to be adopted. You will find other key contacts, information about the role of the court and adoption agencies, as well as adoption statistics.

Prospective adoptive parents can expect that FRC will be responsive and available to answer questions and return telephone calls within short time frames. FRC 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 International 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.