- Adoptive Parent Recruitment , Foster Parent Recruitment
- July 20, 2019
Let It Be Us is in search of parents for a boy who is an excellent high school student and is profoundly deaf. He has been living in a shelter for over one year. He gets up every morning, grabs his backpack, takes public transportation to high school, is engaged and does well in school, takes the bus back to the shelter, and does his homework. We are searching for parents who can help him achieve his dream of going to college. (Children in Illinois foster care or adopted from Illinois foster care can attend a state college or university for free.) We are seeking parents who know American Sign Language or who are willing to learn. All parents in the Chicago area please complete our Let It Be Us Form here. Thank you!
Do you want to be a foster and/or adoptive parent? The first step is to obtain a foster care license. Complete this Let It Be Us form here. Work with Let It Be Us and we will help you navigate the often complicated process of obtaining a foster care license. There is never a charge.
Learn more about our Let It Be Us Programs:
Our programs are the backbone of our work. They are evidence based and they change the lives of the children we serve – the most vulnerable children in Illinois foster care.
Targeted Recruitment Program
The Let It Be Us Targeted Recruitment Program’s experienced recruitment team offers a customized solution for each child referred, creating a new unique database of parent resources for each child, which is delivered to the child’s caseworker in a speedy and timely manner. At Let It Be Us we utilize our aggregated registry of licensed and waiting parents, our subscription-based platforms, our targeted social media platforms, and our targeted email marketing to reach thousands of licensed parents while targeting specific locations and demographics. Through this Program, Let It Be Us assists caseworkers in serving children who primarily are in emergent need or who are challenging to place, giving caseworkers access to parents who are licensed, waiting, and interested in the make-up of each specific child; thereby creating faster and better placements.
Foster Care and Adoption Parent Recruitment Events
The Let It Be Us Foster Care and Adoption Information events directly recruit foster and adoptive Illinois parents. Events are led by our experienced Let It Be Us Foster Care Licensing Recruiters and Coaches. These events provide programming that reaches targeted audiences in different areas with different demographics, attracting parents who are married, single, and same gender. Let It Be Us offers 4 different types of recruitment events:
- Foster Care and Adoption Information Fairs – These large recruitment events are held in the most populated areas of Cook County and the Northern Region. Each event features a panel of experts and includes DCFS and Point of Service Agencies with staff and marketing tables.
- Fireside Chats on Foster Care and Adoption – These smaller events are held throughout the Northern Region of Illinois and are attended by individuals interested in obtaining a foster care license. These events are more intimate in nature and each person attending is assigned to a Let It Be Us Foster Care Licensing Recruiter and Coach.
- Chicago Series on Foster Care and Adoption – These smaller events are held throughout Chicago and are attended by individuals interested in obtaining a foster care license. These events are more intimate in nature and each person attending is assigned to a Let It Be Us Foster Care Licensing Recruiter and Coach.
You can learn more about our Foster Care and Adoptive Parent Recruitment Events here: www.letitbeus.org/events
The Heart Gallery of Illinois
Let It Be Us produces, publishes, manages, and markets the Heart Gallery of Illinois which is published on ourwebsite. Every state has a Heart Gallery and it is a digital recruitment tool used in child specific recruitment. The Heart Gallery of Illinois continues to significantly increase a child’s opportunity for adoption by 10 times. You can see the Heart Gallery of Illinois on our website here: www.letitbeus.org/let-it-be-us-heart-gallery