THE BABY FOLD

www.TheBabyFold.org
108 East Willow 612 Oglesby Avenue
Normal, IL 61761 Normal, IL 61761
TEL: (309) 452-1170 TEL: (309) 454-1770
FAX: (309) 452-0115 FAX: (309) 454-9257
Hammitt School (Adoption, Foster Care, Pregnancy
Administrative Offices Counseling, Adoption Preservation Services,
Residential Treatment Center)

8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday
24-hour emergency service available

Dale Strassheim, President/CEO

SERVICES / ELIGIBILITY

HAMMITT SCHOOL
Special education, home intervention, and therapy to children with severe behavior disorders, emotional disorders, autism, pervasive developmental delays, and/or learning disabilities. Public school districts within a 60-mile radius refer children age 3-21 years at either our Hammitt Elementary or Hammitt Junior-Senior High Campus.

RESIDENTIAL TREATMENT CENTER
Residential treatment services for seriously emotionally disturbed children 3 to 13 years of age who are referred by public schools, the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, and the Department of Human Services throughout central Illinois.

ADOPTION
Adoptive placements are provided for children due to their age, race, disability or membership in a sibling group. Children and adoptive families receive preparation services prior to placement and supportive services following placement.

INTERNATIONAL ADOPTION
Provision of training, licensing, home and duty and supervision of international adoption. Partner with a placement agency to provide full services

POST LEGAL ADOPTION SERVICES
The provision of legally sanctioned information, mediation, counseling, and search assistance provided to all parties involved in adoptions facilitated by The Baby Fold.

ADOPTION PRESERVATION SERVICES
Intensive counseling and support services to adoptive families in crisis. Contact the adoption preservation services unit at 309-454-1770 for further information.

FOSTER CARE
Licensed foster homes provide traditional and specialized care to children in need of placement outside their homes. All foster parents meet state standards and receive initial and on-going training and support throughout a child’s placement in their home. Services to the children are individually tailored to meet their needs. Support group available.

INTACT FAMILY SERVICES (IFS)
IFS provides intensive casework for families at risk of abusing and neglecting their children. The goal is to stabilize and strengthen families and prevent the need for foster care placements.

FEE SCHEDULE

1. Hammitt School – Tuition is paid by referring school districts.
2. Residential Treatment Center – Payment is from referring agency.
3. Pregnancy Counseling – No fees.
4. Adoption – Payment is through contract from the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services or from adoptive parents.
5. Post Legal Adoption Services – No fee for mediation or provision of legally sanctioned information; search assistance fee; and counseling fees on sliding scale.
6. Adoption Preservation Services – No fees.
7. Foster Care – No fees to foster parents. Standard foster care rates are paid to foster parents.
8. IFS – No fees, but must be referred by DCFS.

AREA SERVED

54 counties in Illinois.