This gallery features photographs and stories of some of the thousands of children in foster care in the State of Illinois.
When children appear in the Heart Gallery, their chances of being adopted sharply increase. While some children will not be represented by a photograph, we feel it is in their best interests to be included in the Heart Gallery of Illinois.
Potential adoptive parents are welcome to visit the Heart Gallery of Illinois and submit an Inquiry Form for any child. To adopt a child in Illinois you must be a foster parent to that child for 6 months and you must have a foster care license. You are welcome to submit an Inquiry Form whether or not you have a foster care license. To find a foster care licensing agency near your home you may use this map.