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September 2019

Annual Golf Outing & Dinner

September 9 @ 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Hawthorn Woods Country Club, 1 Tournament Dr N.
Hawthorn Woods, IL 60047 United States
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golf outing for let it be us

This is a wonderful opportunity to golf on one of the most beautiful, private golf courses in Illinois. Guests will enjoy dinner, along with a program to include a Keynote Speaker. Join us on Monday, September 9, 2019 to support children living in Illinois foster care and available for adoption from foster care.

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Fireside Chat on Foster Care and Adoption – Recruiting Parents – Let It Be Us

September 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 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.  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 parent. Each event will be joined by other foster care and adoption experts.

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

September 21 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Ismail Community Center and Jamatkhana, 100 Shermer Road
Glenview, Illinois 60025
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Learn about the Illinois children in need of foster care and adopiton through Illinois 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 and around Glenview, Illinois, and surrounding areas, including Chicago.  We also feature a panel of experts, including an expert keynote speaker. The Let It Be Us Adoption and Foster Care Information Fairs are funded in part through a gift

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October 2019

Adoption and Foster Care Information Fair – McHenry, Illinois

October 12 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Church of Holy Apostles, 1255 Bull Valley Road
McHenry, IL 60050 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 many foster care licensing agencies in and around McHenry, Illinois and the surrounding area, including Chicago.  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

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

October 15 @ 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.  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 parent. Each event will be joined by other foster care and adoption experts.

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

October 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Church, 1950 North Kenmore Avenue
Chicago, IL 60612 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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November 2019

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

November 9 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
University of Illinois at Chicago Student Center, 750 South Halsted Street
Chicago, IL 60607 US
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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 and surrounding 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 and foster care adoptions.   The Let

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Foster Care & Adoption Forum with State Representative Allen Skillicorn

November 16 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Judson University, 1151 North State Street
Elgin, IL 60123 United States
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Illinois foster care and adoption

Join us for an informative round table discussion regarding foster care and adoption in Illinois. All are welcome to hear our panel of experts. Space is limited so please register early. In McHenry County alone 40% of children in foster care are placed in safe and loving homes outside of McHenry County. McHenry County simply does not have enough licensed homes. The statistics are similar for Cook County, Lake County, Kane County, and DuPage County. Thank you to State Representative

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December 2019

Pizza With Santa for Children and Parents

December 3
Georgio’s Chicago Pizza, 100 West Higgins Road
South Barrington, IL 60010 United States
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$7.00
Santa South Barrington Arboretum

Join us on Tuesday, December 3, at three different times throughout the day to meet with Santa, get a photo, enjoy some pizza, and simply have a holiday time!  This is an opportunity to allow your children to meet with Santa in a smaller, calm and less hectic environment compared to the traditional mall experience. This event is open to all families.    The times are 11:30am, 4:30pm, and 6:00pm.  Tickets are $7 per child and adult.    The event

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Pints fo a Purpose – St. Nicholas Day Celebration at Buffalo Creek Brewing in Long Grove, Illinois

December 6 @ 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Buffalo Creek Brewing Company, 360 Historical Lane
Long Grove, IL 60047 United States
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Buffalo Creek Brewing for Let It Be Us

In a partnership with the Lions Club of Long Grove, the brewery proudly presents "Pints for a Purpose" -- A St. Nicholas Day Celebration. Buffalo Creek Brewing will be abuzz all day and night with Christmas caroling lead by a local chamber choir, complimentary appetizers, freshly drawn pints of craft beer, raffles, a live band, and speakers from all organizations involved.Join us on Friday, December 6, 4:00 till 10:00 at Buffalo Creek Brewing in historic downtown Long Grove for a

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