Welcome to Waiting Children & Waiting Young People of Illinois!

Waiting Children & Young People of Illinois features some of the thousands of children, teens, and young people in foster care in need of families in the State of Illinois.

Are you a licensed foster parent in Illinois? If not, attend one of our webinars to learn more about becoming a licensed foster parent.

If you are a licensed foster parent seeking a placement, please join our registry here.  If you are interested in a particular child, please fill out this form.

Illinois Caseworkers and Investigators, if you want to include a child on our Waiting Children Page as part of our Child Placement Support Program, please complete this form.


Let It Be Us is partnering with agencies to provide family placement opportunities for children who have been living in group homes, have received therapy, and are ready to benefit from living within a family. These cases are highlighted with a ❤️ on our Illinois Waiting Children’s Gallery.

Waiting Children

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