- Adoptive Parent Education , Foster Parent Recruitment
- March 29, 2018
Three licensing and child placing agencies come together under one roof to help the children in and around Springfield, Illinois needing foster and adoptive parents. Hear from recruiters and case workers about the children who wait as well as a keynote speaker who will share her personal story. Whether you are starting your parenting journey, or growing it, there is an urgent need for foster parents and adoptive parents in Illinois. This is an opportunity to learn about the children who are waiting as well as have your questions answered by the experts. You are also able to take your first steps toward licensing at this event.
This parent recruitment event takes place on Saturday, April 7, 9:00am – 12:00pm, at the Southside Christian Church of Springfield, 2600 McArthur, Springfield, IL 62704.
A breakfast of bagels, fruit and coffee will be served. This is a free event. This informative event that begins at 9:00am and ends at 12:00pm. Doors open at 8:30 so that you can meet agencies and collect materials. You are welcome to stay till 1:00pm to talk with individual licensing agencies.
Let It Be Us board members and staff who been foster parents and have also adopted from foster care will be on hand to answer questions. Please register now.
“This organization does an incredible job acting as a liaison between agencies and prospective foster parents. Highly recommend one of their events if you’re thinking about fostering and unsure where to begin!” Vanessa Baie, Parent Recruiter
“Very informative event. Answered many questions about what to begin to expect on my journey.” Annette, Future Foster and Adoptive Parent
Questions about the event may be directed to Susan McConnell, Founder and Executive Director of Let It Be Us, at SusanMcConnell@LetItBeUs.org.
The media is welcome and inquires are directed to Susan Stoga, Let It Be Us Board Member and Partner of Carson Stoga Communications, at Susan@CarsonStoga.com.
To see some of the children who are currently available for adoption and awaiting families visit The Heart Gallery of Illinois. To learn about all of the Let It Be Us programs visit www.LetItBeUs.org.
Meet Mary. Mary is 9 years old and has a strong desire to be loved and accepted. Mary enjoys going to school, doing activities with friends, and engaging in sports and camps. After school Mary loves participating in an after school girl’s group. She has been making great strides in school. Mary is hoping for a two parent home, but that should not hinder anyone from expressing an interest in being a parent for Mary. Learn more about Mary and complete an Inquiry Form Here.
Let It Be Us is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit with the mission of adoption and education of children in Illinois foster care. You can learn more about Let It Be Us at www.LetItBeUs.org.