- Adoptive Parent Recruitment , Foster and Adoption Licensing , Foster Parent Recruitment
- June 27, 2019
Let It Be Us is in search of future foster and adoptive parents in Dixon, Illinois and 1-1/2 hours around Dixon, Illinois. There is a particular need for children who are 5 years of age and older. While the need is great throughout the State of Illinois, this part of the State is in extreme need. The particular towns in need are: Dixon, Sterling, Mt. Morris, Mendota, Polo, Nelson, Palmyra, Grand Detour, Eldena, Walton, Woosung, Franklin Grove, Ashton, Chana, Amboy, Harmon, Rochelle, Maytown, Walnut, Brookville, Ohio, Milledgeville, Oregon, and Coleta. Foster care and adoption from foster care does not discriminate against age, income, gender, marital status or sexual orientation.
There is no cost to becoming a foster parent and there is no cost to adopt a child from foster care. Each child is allowed a stipend to pay for his or her expenses as well as medical insurance. This stipend and medical insurance stay with a child even if he or she becomes adopted. And, in Illinois, these children are able to attend a community college or state college for free.
To learn more about these opportunities, please complete THIS FORM.
Let It Be Us Programs
Our programs are evidence based and they change the lives of the children we serve – the most vulnerable.
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. Let It Be Us utilizes their aggregated registry of licensed and waiting parents, a subscription-based blog and multiple social media platforms, reaching 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 unlicensed, licensed, waiting, and interested in the make-up of that specific child; thereby creating better placements.
Adoption and Foster Care Information Fairs – Recruiting Foster and Adoptive Parents
The Let It Be Us Adoption and Foster Care Information Fairs directly recruit foster and adoptive parents for waiting Illinois children. Events are led by Let It Be Us Foster and Adoptive Parent Recruiters and Coaches. These town hall style provide programming that reaches targeted audiences in different areas with different demographics, reaching parents who are married, single, and same gender. Large events feature a panel of experts as well as agencies from the area who are allowed a marketing table. Smaller events are more intimate in nature and are designed for specific audiences. You can learn more about these 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 their website. They work in a partnership with DCFS’s Adoption Inquiry Unit and the Center for Law and Social Work. Growing 400% in the last two years, Let It Be Us collects all inquiries for the children’s profiles. The Heart Gallery of Illinois continues to significantly increase a child’s opportunity for adoption by ten times. You can see the Heart Gallery of Illinois here: www.letitbeus.org/let-it-be-us-heart-gallery