Children in Illinois seeking foster and adoptive parents – all ages, stages and ethnicities. Learn about the children who are waiting and learn about the possibilities. Anyone can be a foster parent and/or adopt from foster care as these programs do not discriminate against age, income, marital status, gender or sexual orientation. And there is no financial cost.
Speakers will include adoption recruiters and case workers from three Chicago area agencies specializing in foster care and adoption from foster care as well as adoptive parents who will share their stories. This is a town hall style event and there will be time for questions and answers.
Adoption from foster care and being a foster parent is free of cost. This is a great place to start or continue your foster care and adoption journey whether or not you have a foster care license. You do not need a foster care license to attend this event. Several agencies will be available to guide you through the licensing process. This is a wonderful opportunity to be a foster and/or adoptive parent, allowing you to champion a child who needs you.
This event is open to the public and is free of charge. Children and families are welcome. There will be a craft table for children attending this event.
Press and media opportunities exist. Please contact Susan Stoga.
ABOUT THE EVENT ORGANIZER: Let It Be Us is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit with the mission of adoption and education of children in foster care. We are the the first nonprofit of our kind in Illinois. Our programs directlly increase the opportunities for adoption from foster care and also provide older children – those who will most likely never be adopted – with educational opportunities. The Finding Forever Families Program is the first-if-its-kind program designed to be educational for potential parents and an effecting recruitment tool for case workers and agencies. Finding Forever Families Events are held four times per year in different locations in and around Chicago. Learn more at Let It Be Us.
Corporate sponsors for the Finding Forever Family Events are being sought. If your company or organization would like to be the wind beneath the wings of these children who are waiting Susan McConnell for more information. Her email address is susanmcconnell @ LetItBeUs.org.