Celebrating National Adoption Month with WGN Radio Chicago

  • Adoptive Parent Education , Adoptive Parent Recruitment , Foster Parent Recruitment
  • November 8, 2018
Welcome to National Adoption Month where at Let It Be Us we will use the month to strengthen our work in recruiting foster and adoptive families for the children we serve. We’re excited to report that in honor of National Adoption Month WGN -AM Chicago will be featuring a week’s worth of programming on foster
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A 5th Grader in Bloomington Needs Parents

  • Adoptive Parent Recruitment , Foster Parent Recruitment
  • November 7, 2018
Let It Be Us is recruiting parents for a 5th grader in or around Bloomington, Illinois. He enjoys being in a family, enjoys anything a 5th grader does, makes friends easily, and needs parents who will spend time with him and help him catch up. He is enrolled in school, enjoys his school, and wants
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Wednesday’s Children of Illinois – Awaiting Foster and Adoptive Parents

  • Adoptive Parent Recruitment , Foster Parent Recruitment
  • October 31, 2018
Wednesday’s Children of Illinois is a Let It Be Us publication featuring Illinois children in need of foster and/or adoptive parents. Parents who are interested in learning more are welcome to complete an Inquiry Form for each child.  A 10 year old boy whose caseworker says likes everything a 10 year old likes, puzzles, games, and
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Illinois Foster Care Adoption Attorney, Genie Gillespie, to Speak at Chicago Adoption Fair November 3

  • Adoptive Parent Education , Adoptive Parent Recruitment , Foster Parent Recruitment
  • October 18, 2018
At the Let It Be Us Adoption and Foster Care Information Fair in Chicago, November 3rd, we welcome guest speaker Genie Gillespie, Adoption Attorney. Passionate about  foster care adoption, Genie works with DCFS, as well as private families, and has handled many adoption cases cases since 1993. She belongs to the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys and
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Wednesday’s Children of Illinois – Awaiting Foster and Adoptive Parents

  • Adoptive Parent Recruitment , Foster Parent Recruitment
  • October 17, 2018
Wednesday’s Children of Illinois is a Let It Be Us publication featuring Illinois children in need of foster and/or adoptive parents. Parents who are interested in learning more are welcome to complete an Inquiry Form for each child.  A 10 year old boy whose caseworker says likes everything a 10 year old likes, puzzles, games, and
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Wednesday’s Children of Illinois – Awaiting Foster and Adoptive Parents

  • Adoptive Parent Recruitment , Foster Parent Recruitment
  • October 3, 2018
Wednesday’s Children of Illinois is a Let It Be Us publication featuring Illinois children in need of foster and/or adoptive parents. Parents who are interested in learning more are welcome to complete an Inquiry Form for each child.  A 15 year old girl who has a lot of academic potential, is well-behaved, loves practicing the piano,
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3 Types of Foster Care Licenses in Illinois – for Adoptive Parents and Foster Parents

  • Adoptive Parent Education , Adoptive Parent Recruitment , Foster Parent Recruitment
  • September 25, 2018
Are you considering obtaining an Illinois foster care license? Being a foster parent is one of the most important jobs in the world.  And if you want to adopt through foster care you need a foster care license because in the State of Illinois you need to be a foster parent to your child for
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7 Exceptional and Individual Children in Need of Parents Now – This Weekend of September 21st

  • Adoptive Parent Recruitment , Foster Parent Recruitment
  • September 21, 2018
Let It Be Us is in search of foster and/or adoptive parents for actively waiting Illinois children. Parents who are interested in learning more are welcome to complete an Inquiry Form for each child. You will be contacted by each child’s caseworker only if you are a match.  Thank you for your patience. While we are
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He’s Intelligent, Medically Complex, Has an Excellent Team of Doctors, And Needs Parents Who Will Be Champions

  • Adoptive Parent Recruitment , Foster Parent Recruitment
  • September 20, 2018
Let It Be Us is in search of parents for a teenager whose horizon includes being introduced to new things and new experiences. While he’s medically complex, Michael is intelligent, gets along with others, and enjoys using public transportation. The only thing that has slowed him down is his past. He’s been joined by a
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5 Children Want to Stay Together – Searching for Parents

  • Adoptive Parent Recruitment , Foster Parent Recruitment
  • September 19, 2018
We are in search of parents for a sibling set of 5: A 4 year old girl, a 5 year old boy, an 8 year old boy, an 11 year old boy, and a 16 year old boy. We are in search of a family who can keep these children together as they are very
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He’s 9, Gets Along Well with Other Children, Loves Basketball, and Needs a Family

  • Adoptive Parent Recruitment , Foster Parent Recruitment
  • September 18, 2018
This just in … a little 9 year old boy in need of a home, the location is near Chicago or the Northern Region, but he could be placed anywhere for just the right family. He gets along well in a family, wants a mom and a dad, loves playing basketball with a hoop in
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10 Year Old Boy in Need of Parents – Anywhere in Illinois

  • Adoptive Parent Recruitment , Foster Parent Recruitment
  • September 17, 2018
Let It Be Us is in search of parents for a 10 year old boy.  He has started school in a temporary situation, but needs to settle in with parents who will support him.  He needs praise, respect, understanding and encouragement along with structure, clear expectations, rewards and consequences along the way.  He likes to
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Wednesday’s Children of Illinois

  • Adoptive Parent Recruitment , Foster Parent Recruitment
  • September 12, 2018
Wednesday’s Children of Illinois is a Let It Be Us publication featuring Illinois children in need of foster and/or adoptive parents. Parents who are interested in learning more are welcome to complete an Inquiry Form for each child. A 10th grader who is pregnant and needs a lot of care. She is currently in a shelter.
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Pregnant Teen in Need of Parents – Urgent

  • Adoptive Parent Recruitment , Foster Parent Recruitment
  • September 10, 2018
Let It Be Is is searching for parents for a girl in the 10th grade who is pregnant and needs a lot of care. She is currently in a shelter. A Chicago location is our first choice, and other parents throughout Illinois are welcome to apply as the need is great.  Thank you for sharing
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Profoundly Deaf Girl in Need of Parents

  • Adoptive Parent Recruitment , Foster Parent Recruitment
  • September 10, 2018
Let It Be Us is recruiting parents for a profoundly deaf girl who is a freshman at a very special Illinois school for deaf children.  The only alternative for her at this point is a group home and we are hoping to find a family for her. This is a boarding school and parents are
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School is Starting and 4 Kids Wait for Parents

  • Adoptive Parent Recruitment , Foster Parent Recruitment
  • August 27, 2018
Let It Be Us has 4 new requests for parents for waiting children throughout Illinois.  The need is immediate, especially with the school year starting. Some of these children are waiting in a shelter. Please read more about these children and complete our Inquiry Form if you have a foster care license and if you
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Wednesday’s Children of Illinois

  • Adoptive Parent Recruitment , Foster Parent Recruitment
  • August 22, 2018
Wednesday’s Children of Illinois is a Let It Be Us publication featuring Illinois children in need of foster and/or adoptive parents. Parents who are interested in learning more are welcome to complete an Inquiry Form for each child. A 5th grade boy who will thrive as the youngest child in the family.  Single parents, married couples,
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A Boy Who Loves Soccer and Dogs – In Search of Parents

  • Adoptive Parent Recruitment , Foster Parent Recruitment
  • August 14, 2018
Let It Be Us recruits foster and adoptive parents for Illinois waiting children. We are in search of parents for a boy who is about to be a 9th grader. He will do well in a family with other children, or alone, and two parents. Hispanic and bi-lingual parents are especially encouraged to complete the
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Wednesday’s Children of Illinois

  • Adoptive Parent Recruitment , Foster Parent Recruitment
  • August 8, 2018
Wednesday’s Children of Illinois is a Let It Be Us publication featuring Illinois children in need of foster and/or adoptive parents. Parents who are interested in learning more are welcome to complete an Inquiry Form for each child. Twin girls who are about to enter kindergarten.  They enjoy swimming, playing outside, singing, riding bikes, tv, coloring
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Parents Needed for Kindergarten Aged Twin Girls

  • Adoptive Parent Recruitment , Foster Parent Recruitment
  • August 6, 2018
Let It Be Us recruits foster and adoptive parents for Illinois waiting children. Let It Be Us is in search of parents for two little girls who are twins and about to enter kindergarten. We are in search of a pre-adoptive or adoptive home for these little girls who like to sing, play outdoors, swim,
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Parents Needed for Hearing Impaired 9th Grade Student – Holidays and Breaks Only

  • Adoptive Parent Recruitment , Foster Parent Recruitment
  • August 6, 2018
Let It Be Us recruits foster and adoptive parents for Illinois waiting children. Let It Be Us is in search of parents for a girl entering 9th grade who is hearing impaired. Parents with a foster care license are preferred, as are parents with knowledge of American Sign Language, as are single mothers. This student
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A Chicago Church Unites with Let It Be Us to Recruit Foster and Adoptive Parents

  • Adoptive Parent Education , Adoptive Parent Recruitment
  • August 1, 2018
St. Theresa of Avila Church in Chicago hosted future foster and adoptive parents seeking education and knowledge as to how to become parents to the Illinois waiting children served by Let It Be Us, a young nonprofit that connects potential parents with licensing agencies. This event focused on waiting children of all ages, and especially
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He’s 11, He’s Alone, And He Needs A Family – Meet Josh

  • Adoptive Parent Recruitment , Foster Parent Recruitment
  • July 16, 2018
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She’s A Sophomore In High School And Needs Parents

  • Adoptive Parent Recruitment , Foster Parent Recruitment
  • June 27, 2018
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He’s A 7th Grader And Loves Basketball

  • Adoptive Parent Recruitment , Foster Parent Recruitment , Uncategorized
  • June 26, 2018
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Wednesday’s Children of Illinois

  • Adoptive Parent Education , Adoptive Parent Recruitment , Foster Parent Recruitment
  • June 20, 2018
Wednesday’s Children of Illinois is a Let It Be Us publication featuring Illinois children in need of foster and/or adoptive parents. Parents who are interested in learning more are welcome to complete an Inquiry Form for each child. A girl who just graduated from 8th grade and is interested in being on a soccer team or
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She Just Graduated 8th Grade and Needs Parents

  • Adoptive Parent Recruitment , Foster Parent Recruitment
  • June 12, 2018
Let It Be Us answers the call for Illinois children in search of foster and adoptive parents. To be among the 1st to receive these calls to action, subscribe to our News, on the right hand corner of this page. We’re in search of parents for a girl who has just graduated 8th grade. She
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Two Brothers in Need of Parents – Ages 6 and 11

  • Adoptive Parent Recruitment , Foster Parent Recruitment
  • June 6, 2018
We have 2 little brothers, ages 6 and 11, newly to foster care and in need of parents. Single parents and coupled parents are welcome to apply. At this time we do not know if these little boys will be needing an adoptive home. We’re hoping to find parents in or around Chicago, but we
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He’s 11 and In Need of Parents – and He Would Love a Dog

  • Adoptive Parent Education , Adoptive Parent Recruitment , Foster Parent Recruitment , Uncategorized
  • June 5, 2018
Michael is 11, enjoys soccer and would love to have a dog. He is in need of a two parent family where he is the only child, so that his new parents can spend a lot of time with him. We’re hoping to find parents in the Joliet, Illinois area but we are flexible. If
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Let It Be Us Speaks to Illinois Legislators Advocating for Adoption from Foster Care

  • Adoptive Parent Education , Adoptive Parent Recruitment , Heart Gallery
  • May 31, 2018
The 2nd Annual Foster Care Month celebration showcasing inspiring approaches to increase adoption awareness took place in Springfield, Illinois on Tuesday, May 29, in the Capital Rotunda. Illinois State Representative Nick Sauer, Founder and Executive Director of Let It Be Us Susan McConnell, and DCFS Senior Deputy Director of Operations George Vennikandam welcomed foster parents,
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Subscribe to Let It Be Us News – You’ll Be Glad You Did

  • Adoptive Parent Recruitment , Foster Parent Recruitment , Latest News , Press
  • May 17, 2018
Someone recently asked, “How can I best engage with Let It Be Us?”  Our answer is, “Subscribe to our NEWS!” Our News is a communications blog that is published as an email that arrives in subscribers inboxes. While we communicate with our subscribers about parent recruitment events, awards, and stories, we also publish information on
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He’s 7 and Wants to Feel Safe – Can You Help?

  • Adoptive Parent Recruitment , Foster Parent Recruitment
  • May 11, 2018
Brian is only  7, newly in foster care, and is in need of parents to take care of him and spend time with him.  He wants to feel safe. Other than that, he likes what every other 1st grader likes – puzzles, playing outside, and sports. Single parent families, two parent families, and same gender
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5 Year Old Little Girl Needs Foster/Adoptive Parents

  • Adoptive Parent Recruitment , Foster Parent Recruitment
  • May 2, 2018
Mae is 5 years old little girl in need of parents. She would do best in a 2 parent family with lots of family support. Mae goes to preschool every day and attends therapy twice a week. Mae’s doctors are impressed with her progress and everyone thinks that she is doing better than they ever
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National Foster Care Month – 7 Ways to Make a Difference

  • Adoptive Parent Recruitment , Foster Parent Recruitment , Heart Gallery
  • May 2, 2018
May is National Foster Care Month and Let It Be Us is encouraging everyone to make a difference in the life of a child in foster care. Here are some ways to help: Pay a visit to some of the children who are awaiting adoption from foster care. Visit the Heart Gallery of Illinois –
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Parents Needed for Profoundly Deaf Child – Please Help

  • Adoptive Parent Recruitment , Foster Parent Recruitment
  • May 1, 2018
Let It Be Us has been searching for parents for Edward, a profoundly deaf 17 year old. Sometimes it takes awhile to find the perfect parents for a child, and in this case we are all saddened by the fact that we have not yet found parents for Edward. Edward is in school in the
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Foster and Adopt Our Children – LGBTQ Parenting Opportunities

  • Adoptive Parent Recruitment , Foster Parent Recruitment
  • April 26, 2018
Let It Be Us is recruiting foster and adoptive parents for the Illinois children who wait within Chicago’s LGBTQ community.  This town hall styled event will include representatives from licensing agencies as well as the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services. Our guest speaker will be a foster and adoption-in-process parent.  There will be
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12 Year Old Boy Needs Parents

  • Adoptive Parent Recruitment , Foster Parent Recruitment
  • March 8, 2018
Let It Be Us is recruiting foster and possible adoptive parents for a 12 year old boy.  He has an IEP (Individual Educational Plan) and enjoys reading, building with legos and video games.  He is in school in Gurnee, Illinois so a family in that area would be best, although parents in other locations are
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Struggling with Infertility – Consider Adoption from Foster Care

  • Adoptive Parent Recruitment , Foster Parent Recruitment , Latest News
  • February 23, 2018
It’s interesting to realize that 1 in 8 couples in America struggle to build a family.  The Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says that’s 15% of couples in America.  It’s further interesting to realize that infertility doesn’t discriminate against race, religion, sexual orientation or economic status.  Interesting again, because neither does adoption from
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Subscribe to News on Children Needing Parents, Adoption and Foster Care

  • Adoptive Parent Recruitment , Foster Parent Recruitment
  • February 20, 2018
At Let It Be Us we use our blog to promote news on children needing both foster and adoptive parents, as well as news in general on the topics that touch the lives of those of us involved in foster care and adoption. We use our blog to reach out to parents interested in both
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Parents Needed for Profoundly Deaf Child (No License? We Can Expedite)

  • Adoptive Parent Recruitment , Foster Parent Recruitment
  • February 19, 2018
Let It Be Us is in search of parents for Edward, a profoundly deaf 17 year old.  Edward likes to visit the library, the park, and is very interested in WWF Wrestling. His parents will be able to communicate best with him in American Sign Language. Edward is in school in the Northwest Suburbs of
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13 Year Olds Need Parents Too – Apply Now

  • Adoptive Parent Recruitment , Foster Parent Recruitment
  • February 16, 2018
At the time when they need you the most, your impact as a parent can be the greatest. At Let It Be Us, we are recruiting foster and adoptive parents for a group of children who literally wait in shelters. These children are girls and boys, ages 13 and up. They have done nothing to
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4 Year Old Needs Parents – Can You Be the Wind Beneath His Wings?

  • Adoptive Parent Recruitment , Foster Parent Recruitment , Latest News , Press
  • February 15, 2018
We are in need of a two parent family for a 4 year old little boy named Chase who is very active, funny and likes to take on the father role at home helping the father with projects.  Chase needs to be the youngest in the family. The parents need to have excellent parenting skills
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15 Year Old Girl in Need of a Home – Urgent

  • Adoptive Parent Recruitment , Foster Parent Recruitment , Latest News , Press
  • January 24, 2018
A 15 year old girl in need of a an Illinois licensed foster or adoptive home is waiting. She is very caring and loving with siblings, is a good student and attends school in the Antioch, Illinois area. This need is urgent. Please complete and submit this Inquiry Form.   This urgent request is brought
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Adoption from Foster Care – One Proud Day in Review

  • Adoptive Parent Recruitment , Foster Parent Recruitment , Latest News , Press
  • January 23, 2018
2017 rang in over 2,000 adoptions from foster care in Illinois. Let It Be Us had a front row seat to this adoption of two little boys who waited in foster care for over 2,000 days. Bob and Wendy Noonan, the self deputized biological empty nesters of three free range young adults, took these little
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Three Children Shelter Bound on a Cold Chicago Night – Parents Needed Urgently

  • Adoptive Parent Recruitment , Foster Parent Recruitment
  • December 26, 2017
On this cold Chicago night there are three children in need – ages 15, 9 and 8. The two oldest children are girls. They may be available for adoption. If you have an Illinois foster care license, live in Chicago, or live in the Chicago Suburban Area, and are interested in parenting these children, please complete
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Urgent – Not Your Typical Kid Needs a Family

  • Adoptive Parent Recruitment , Foster Parent Recruitment
  • December 15, 2017
His name is Joseph, he's 16, and he needs a family. He likes to play his trumpet and he likes eating a green apple for breakfast.
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Adoption Attorney Ellyn Bullock Addresses “The Legalities of Love” at Foster and Adoptive Parent Recruitment Event in Champaign, Illinois on December 9

  • Adoptive Parent Recruitment , Latest News , Press
  • November 30, 2017
Ellyn Bullock, an adoption attorney who has handled over a thousand adoptions by foster care, is set to deliver her speech entitled “The Legalities of Love: a Lawyer’s Look at the Foster to Adoption Path” at the Let It Be Us foster and adoptive parent recruitment event “Finding Forever Families” on Saturday, December 9th, 9:00am
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Sister and Brother, Ages 3 and 7 – An Immediate Need for Licensed Foster Parents in Chicago

  • Adoptive Parent Recruitment , Foster Parent Recruitment , Latest News , Press
  • November 27, 2017
Let It Be Us has received a call for licensed foster parents for two siblings, a little girl and a little boy, aged 3 and 7.  The request is for Chicago, Illinois. The caseworker reports that they do not seem to have any particular special needs, other than the trauma of being removed from a
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Donate to Let it Be Us

  • Adoptive Parent Recruitment , Foster Parent Recruitment
  • July 14, 2015
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