DCFS-referred youth ages 0-21
Traditional | Specialized | Treatment family foster home
Serving Chicago as well as Cook, DuPage, McHenry, Kane, Lake, and Will counties, our Foster Care program takes every measure to ensure that the foster child is provided with supportive foster parents and caseworkers that are sensitive to childhood trauma. In addition, youth in care receive additional supports in the form of individual and family therapies. Our goal is always the child’s successful transition to a stable, long-term placement—also called “permanency”—whether it is with their birth family, guardianship, or an adoptive family.
If nurturing is in your nature, fostering a child can be a powerful way to help families in your community. And there isn’t just one type of foster parent—our foster parents’ backgrounds reflect our greater Chicago community and help in a variety of ways:
I’d been hoping to get adopted since I moved in (to my foster parent’s home). And when I got the phone call saying I got adopted…that day was just everything. Literally everything.
Connect with others who understand the unique joys and challenges of foster parenting. This is an opportunity to bond with fellow Foster Parents, learn family-based communication strategies, and which essential services are available to you.
Read about the two virtual and one in-person cafés here, and register at the links below.