LUTHERAN SOCIAL SERVICES OF ILLINOIS

FOSTER CARE & ADOPTION

3000 W. Rohmann Ave. 103 S. Country Fair Dr.
West Peoria, IL 61604 Champaign, IL 61820
TEL: (309) 671-0300 TEL: (217) 398-3011
Toll Free: (888) 671-0300 Toll Free: (866) 398-3011

SERVICES

MATERNITY SERVICES
Counseling services are provided for those persons dealing with issues related to an unplanned pregnancy. The maternity counselor may also arrange maternity home and medical services. Clients throughout the state are eligible for maternity services. There are maternity services in Livingston County (contact Peoria office for appointments) and no fees are charged.

FOSTER CARE
Families are licensed to provide substitute care for children from birth to 18 years of age who are temporarily removed from their birth families as a result of abuse, neglect, or dependency. Foster care is also provided for infants awaiting adoptive placement. Foster families are trained and licensed, receive regular supervision, and participate in an on-going support and training groups. No fees are charged to become a foster parent.

ADOPTION
Families are prepared and licensed to provide permanent care for children who are unable to reside with their parents. “Waiting Children” who are in need of adoptive homes include children 6 years of age or older, sibling groups, children of any age who have developmental disabilities or emotions problems, and black infants and children. There are no fees for the adoption of waiting children.

Healthy infant, international, and private adoption services are available with a fee schedule depending on the type of placement. Search services to adult adopted persons and birth parents are also offered through this program as well as post adoption-counseling services to adoptive parents and their children. Persons interested in adoption services may contact the Peoria or Champaign office.

AREA SERVED

Central Illinois.

ELIGIBILITY

Anyone regardless of ethnic, religious or financial background is accepted.

FOSTER CARE & ADOPTION STAFF / TITLE

Carol Bradford Program Director

Jill Harris Maternity Services Coordinator (West Peoria office)