Let It Be Us Partners with Northwestern University to develop Special Families Program that helps children in specialized foster care find homes
- Foster Care , Latest News
- May 2, 2022
Through significant multi-year seed funding by the Foglia Family Foundation, Let It Be Us is launching the Special Families program to focus on recruiting foster homes for children in care with specialized needs as well as ensuring children with special needs in foster care are matched with the right placement so they can thrive.
To ensure a robust and impactful program, Let It Be Us is partnering with Northwestern University’s Family Care Parenting Lab to truly understand the challenges of fostering children with special needs so that we can develop a program that overcomes those challenges, whether to take a child into a home or to keep a child. To do this, we’ve developed a survey for both unlicensed and licensed foster families interested in caring for children with special needs – if that sounds like you, please take this short survey, it shouldn’t take longer than 10 minutes!
We are proud to be the only organization in Illinois devoted to supporting and filling the gaps left in the child welfare system with the goal of ensuring every child is placed in a loving, supportive home until they can be reunified with their biological families or adopted. We believe every single child deserves a family and our goal is to do our part so they have one.
To fill out the survey about your experience or interest in caring for children with special needs in the foster care system, click here.
About Let It Be Us
Let It Be Us is a nonprofit organization dedicated to changing the landscape of foster care and adoption in Illinois. Our mission is to inspire foster care and adoption so more children in care grow up in stable, healthy homes. Funds raised will go to programs that build the strong and innovative bridge between our waiting children and foster and adoptive parents. Learn more at letitbeus.org