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July 2018

Recruiting Foster and Adoptive Parents for Waiting Illinois Children of All Ages – Including Teens URGENT

July 28, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
St. Theres of Avila Church, 1037 West Armatige
Chicago, 60614 United States
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Let It Be Us is recruiting foster and adoptive parents for waiting Illinois children of all ages, especially teens. This town hall styled event will include a panel of experts along with 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 time for questions and answers. This event will feature coffee and a light breakfast. REGISTER HERE!Anyone can adopt from foster

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September 2018

Recruiting Foster and Adoptive Parents – Rockford, Illinois – September 8 – Let It Be Us

September 8, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
First Free Church of Rockford, 2223 N. Mulford Road
Rockford, IL 61107 US
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foster and adoptive parent recruitment

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 Rockford, Illinois.  This event takes place at the First Free Church, Room 250, at 2223 N. Mulford Rd, Rockford, IL 61107. To see just some of the waiting children visit the Heart Gallery of Illinois. REGISTER HERE Whether you have your foster care license, or not, this is a great way to learn

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October 2018

Sunday Scaries Fundraiser – Young Professionals Group

October 28, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Schoolyard Tavern, 3258 N. Southport Avenue
Chicago, 60657 United States
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Keep the Halloween Weekend festivities going with the Let It Be Us Young Professionals Group's Sunday Scaries Fundraiser at Schoolyard Tavern. 20% of all proceeds will be donated to Let It Be Us, whose mission is to promote the adoption and education of children within the Illinois foster care system. A local brewery will also be donating a keg for the event. 100% of sales from this keg will be donated - brewery and beer to be announced soon! Bring

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November 2018

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

November 3, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
University of Illinois at Chicago Student Center, 750 South Halsted Street
Chicago, IL 60607 US
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foster and adoptive parent recruitment

We have 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 Chicago, Illinois – including the south, western and north suburbs. We also feature a keynote speaker, Genie Gillespie, a Chicago foster care adoption attorney. 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

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Start Here, Change a Life – Sponsorship, Mentorship, Foster Care, Adoption with the Barrington Area Library

November 10, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Barrington Area Library, 505 N. Northwest Highway
Barrington, IL 60010 United States
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There are children in Illinois who are looking for a place to belong. Learn about sponsorship, mentoring, foster care, and adoption from a panel of experts from different licensing agencies and experienced adoptive parents, foster parents, and mentors to children in foster care. After the presentation, panel members will be available to answer questions. This program is brought to you through a partnership with the Barrington Area Library.    Register Here: balibrary.org/evanced/lib0/eventsignup.asp?ID=20990   People can also call the library to register, 847.382.1300, option

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February 2019

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

February 2 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Ismaili Community Center And Jamatkhana – Chicago Downtown, 6259 N. Broadway Street
Chicago, IL 60660 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 Chicago, Illinois - including the southern, western, and northern, and northwest suburbs. 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

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“Kick Off for Kids” Super Bowl Watch Party

February 3 @ 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
McGonigal’s Pub, 105 South Cook Street
Barrington, IL 60010 United States
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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 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 here and $40 at the door. 

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2019 Be Mine Fundraiser – Inaugural Event

February 22 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Fig + Olive in Chicago, Illinois, 104 East Oak Street
Chicago, IL 60611 United States
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Please purchase tickets for our inaugural downtown Chicago fundraiser that will help us connect forever families through foster care adoption. PURCHASE TICKETS HERE!    This Valentine’s Day, give our waiting children a voice as they ask intended parents to please, “Be Mine.” Join us for this special Valentine’s Day-themed evening that will bring together guests and corporate sponsors with a goal of raising funds to help children in Illinois foster care find their forever families. Funds raised will go directly toward

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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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