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January 2020

Fireside Chat on Illinois Foster Care and Adoption – Recruiting Parents and Families

January 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Barrington’s White House, 145 West Main Street
Barrington, IL 60010 United States
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Join our Let It Be Us Holiday Fireside Chat Series of discussions and learning opportunities regarding foster care and adoption in Illinois.   Open to future foster and adoptive parents and current foster and adoptive parents. We'll be discussing how to obtain a foster care license, what it means to be a foster parent, how to navigate adoption through foster care, the trials, tribulations, challenges, love and more. Each Fireside Chat Series event will be led by Susan McConnell, foster

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Windy City Bulls – Mission Impossible Fundraiser! Families and Kids Welcome to Support Foster Care and Adoption

January 25 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sears Center, 5333 Prairie Stone Parkway
Hoffman Estates, 60192 United States
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$20.00

Join Let It Be Us for a fun and fabulous evening for adults and kids alike to support foster care and adoption. Together with Gigi's Playhouse we have the game to ourselves on Saturday, January 25.  Tickets are only $20 per person!  Get your tickets here! 

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February 2020

“Kick Off for Kids” Super Bowl Watch Party

February 2 @ 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
McGonigal’s Pub, 105 South Cook Street
Barrington, IL 60010 United States
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$15.00

Join Let It Be Us for our Super Bowl Watch Party at McGonigal's in Barrington! Enjoy all you can eat buffet featuring your favorite football foods, soft drinks and football fun on Sunday, February 2, from 4 p.m.until the game’s end. Cash bar available for adult beverages. This annual event is full of camaraderie and fun and a favorite for all of US!  Open to all ages; students $15; children under 5 free. Advanced adult tickets are $30 on line

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Foster Care & Adoption Information Session – Recruiting Foster and Adoptive Parents – Crystal Lake, Illinois

February 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Crystal Lake Public Library, 126 W. Paddock Street
Crystal Lake, IL 60014 United States
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Open to future foster and adoptive parents and current foster and adoptive parents. We’ll be discussing how to obtain a foster care license, what it means to be a foster parent, how to navigate the system, the trials, tribulations, challenges, love and more. This event is led by our foster care and adoption coaches.  There is no need to register for this event.  The meeting is held in the Ames Room.  This event is brought to you through a grant

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Foster Care and Adoption Information Fair – Northern Illinois – Let It Be Us

February 15 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Libertyville Civic Center, 135 West Church Street
Libertyville, IL 60048 United States
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foster care and adoption in Illinois

Learn about the Illinois children in need of foster care and adoption through foster care by attending the Let It Be Us Foster Care and Adoption Information Fair. This town hall style event features Let It Be Us Recruiters and Coaches as well as special guest speakers and and an expert keynote speaker. Everyone is welcome. This is a great way to learn how to begin or continue your journey through foster parenting and learn about opportunities regarding foster care

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‘Be Mine’ Chicago Event Fundraiser Supporting Foster Care and Adoption from Foster Care on February 28

February 28 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tortoise Club, 350 North State Street
Chiacgo, IL 60010 United States
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$165.00

Welcome to a beautiful evening for this 2nd annual event that promises to celebrate the lives of the children we serve - children in foster care and children awaiting adoption from foster care. The event will be held at the Tortoise Club in Chicago. More information and tickets will be coming soon. To learn more about sponsorship opportunities contact Susan McConnell, Executive Director, or learn about Be Mine 2020 Sponsorship Opportunities, and register as a guest or as a sponsor

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May 2020

Foster Care and Adoption Information Fair – Chicago – Let It Be Us

May 2 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
To Be Announced – Chicago
foster care and adoption in Illinois

Learn about the Illinois children in need of foster care and adoption through foster care by attending the Let It Be Us Foster Care and Adoption Information Fair. This town hall style event features Let It Be Us Recruiters and Coaches as well as special guest speakers and and an expert keynote speaker. Everyone is welcome. This is a great way to learn how to begin or continue your journey through foster parenting and learn about opportunities regarding foster care

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5K Walk & Run for Athletes and Families – Inspiring Foster Care and Adoption

May 16 @ 7:00 am - 10:00 am
Citizen’s Park, 511 Lake Zurich Road
Barrington, IL 60010 United States
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A 5K Walk & Run in beautiful Citizen's Park in Barrington, Illinois to benefit children in foster care and those awaiting adoption. The course meanders through the Cuba Marsh Forest Preserve, some of the most beautifully protected land in Illinois. Travel across the long bridge built over the wetlands leading to towering pines. This race hosts serious runners as well as families looking for fun. The course is timed by a professional team. Registration is $25 on line here, or

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July 2020

Barrington Brew Fest Hosted by Let It Be Us

July 11 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Barrington Brew Fest

Join us for the 17th Annual Barrington Brew Fest!  With nearly 50 brewers showcasing more than 90 different brews, Barrington Brew Fest has become the foremost beer fest in the Northwest Suburbs!  Plus, our VIP tent will feature a special curated collection of beers! Lots of music, food and fun!  This year's event is set for:  Saturday, July 11, 2020 3:00-7:00pm  (2:15 VIP tickets) Downtown Barrington (by Metra tracks in the center of town!) Hosted by Let It Be Us,

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September 2020

Foster Care and Adoption Information Fair – South Chicago – Let It Be Us

September 12 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
To Be Announced – South Chicago
foster care and adoption in Illinois

Learn about the Illinois children in need of foster care and adoption through foster care by attending the Let It Be Us Foster Care and Adoption Information Fair. This town hall style event features Let It Be Us Recruiters and Coaches as well as special guest speakers and and an expert keynote speaker. Everyone is welcome. This is a great way to learn how to begin or continue your journey through foster parenting and learn about opportunities regarding foster care

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