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In-Person Introduction to Foster Care: In Partnership with The Healing Academy

February 26 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Let It Be Us offers a series of virtual educational events on topics surrounding Foster Care and Adoption in the State of Illinois. Our Live Foster Parent Recruitment Events are the in-person portion of this series.

Let It Be Us is partnering with The Healing Academy for a special IN-PERSON Introduction to Foster Care event with special guests Lawrence “Binkey” Tolefree, event host and artist, and the hosts of Black to the Beginning: the Black and Adopted podcast, Dr. Samantha Coleman and Sandria Washington, who will discuss their journeys through adoption and in search of their birth families. Let  It Be Us experts, Vanessa Baie and Karron Shaw, Co-Directors of Foster Care Licensing Coaching and Placement Support, and Cathy Newbury, Foster Care Licensing Coach will walk you through how to become a licensed foster parent and what it’s really like to be one. Join us!

  • This event is free and open to the public
  • Access to this event is completely IN-PERSON, no virtual options
  • Registration for this event is required
  • Doors open at 1:30 PM, event starts at 2:00 PM
  • During the event, attendees will have the opportunity for question & answer


Blackstone Branch Meeting Room
4904 S. Lake Park Avenue
Chicago, IL 60615 United States
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