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March 2019

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

March 30 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cemeno’s Pizza, 1630 Essington Road
Joliet, IL 60435 United States
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Learn about the Illinois children in need of foster care and adoption through foster care. This town hall style event features foster care licensing agencies in and around Joliet, Illinois. We also feature a expert keynote speaker.  Whether you have your foster care license, or not, this is a great way to learn how to start or continue your journey through foster parenting and learn about opportunities regarding foster care and foster care adoptions. The Let It Be Us Adoption

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April 2019

Hosting an Open House – Adoption and Foster Care – Let It Be Us

April 10 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Barrington’s White House, 145 West Main Street
Barrington, IL 60010 United States
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Let It Be Us is hosting an Open House! Learn about our work, meet our staff, and talk about the possibilities within child welfare, foster care, and adoption from foster care in Illinois. Our work is groundbreaking, grassroots, innovative and unique. All are welcome on the 1st floor at Barrington's White House. Please join us! Pastries and coffee will be served.   

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May 2019

Adoption and Foster Care Information Fair – Chicago, Illinois – (Moved to May 4 – Libertyville, IL)

May 4 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Libertyville Civic Center, 135 West Church Street
Libertyville, IL 60048 United States
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IMPORTANT: This event has been rescheduled, see information below for May 4th Adoption and Foster Care Information Fair for further details. 

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

May 4 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Libertyville Civic Center, 135 West Church Street
Libertyville, IL 60048 United States
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little girl awaiting adoption from foster care

Learn about the Illinois children in need of foster care and adoption from foster care. We are recruiting parents for all children in need; all ages, stages and ethnicities. This town hall style event features foster care licensing agencies in Lake County, Illinois and the surrounding areas, including Chicago. We also feature a panel of experts, including an expert keynote speaker on openness in adoption. Coffee, tea and refreshments will be served.  PARKING IS BEHIND THE LIBERTYVILLE CIVIC CENTER, WE ARE

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Urgent – Child Welfare, Adoption and Foster Care Information Fair – Woodstock, Illinois – Mchenry County

May 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mixin Mingle, 124 Cass Street
Woodstock, IL 60098 United States
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Crystal Lake, Woodstock, and all of McHenry County in Illinois urgently need more people to become involved in child welfare as a volunteer, supporter, donor, or foster or adoptive parent.  Join us at this event on Tuesday, May 7 in Woodstock, Illinois. Hear from our panel of experts and meet nonprofits from McHenry County, Lake County, and Cook County that will educate you to the issues and allow you to provide solutions. This event is sponsored by "Moms of McHenry

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Fireside Chat on Foster Care and Adoption at Barrington’s White House

May 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Barrington’s White House, 145 West Main Street
Barrington, IL 60010 United States
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Barrington's White House

Join our Let It Be Us Fireside Chat Series of discussions and learning opportunities regarding foster care and adoption.  Open to current foster parents, future foster parents, current adoptive parents, future adoptive parents, and those interested in learning more through education, support and encouragement. We'll be discussing trials, tribulations, challenges, and love. Each event will be led by Susan McConnell, foster care and adoption expert, and each event will be joined by other foster care and adoption experts. These events

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Adoption and Foster Care Information Fair – Crystal Lake, Illinois

May 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Calvary Church of Crystal Lake, Route 31
Crystal Lake, IL 60014 United States
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Crystal Lake, Woodstock, and all of McHenry County in Illinois urgently need more people to become involved in child welfare as a foster parent, adoptive parent, volunteer, supporter or donor. .  Join us at this event on Thursday, May 16, in Crystal Lake, Illinois. Hear from our panel of experts and meet nonprofits from McHenry County, Lake County, and Cook County that will educate you to the issues and allow you to provide solutions.  Questions about this event may be

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

May 18 @ 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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June 2019

Fireside Chat on Foster Care and Adoption – Recruiting Parents – at Barrington’s White House (sold out)

June 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Barrington’s White House, 145 West Main Street
Barrington, IL 60010 United States
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Barrington's White House

Join our Let It Be Us Fireside Chat Series of discussions and learning opportunities regarding foster care and adoption in Illinois.  (This event is sold out. Please visit www.letitbeus.org/events to register for another event.) Open to future foster and adoptive parents, current foster and adoptive parents and those interested in learning more through education, support and encouragement. We'll be discussing trials, tribulations, challenges, and love. Each event will be led by Susan McConnell, foster care and adoption expert and adoptive

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Chicago Series on Foster Care and Adoption – Recruiting Parents – Chicago, Illinois

June 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
St. Theres of Avila Church, 1950 North Kenmore Avenue
Chicago, 60614 United States
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children awaiting adoption

Join our Let It Be Us Chicago 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 event is led by Let It Be Us Foster and Adoptive Parent Recruiters and

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