Little City Foster Care and Adoption

Foster Care & Adoption

As part of our mission, Little City is committed to recruiting and supporting foster/adoptive families to provide loving homes for children with autism and other intellectual and developmental disabilities. Our Center for Family & Community-Based Services provides services to children in foster care who have been identified by the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (IDCFS) as having been abused or neglected.

About Little City's Foster Care

For over 20 years, Little City’s foster care and adoption program has provided innovative, individualized and community-based treatment to our children and their families. In 2012, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) recognized Little City as the first foster care and adoption agency in Illinois to obtain cultural competence in serving the LGBT community.

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Impact

200 adoptions and guardianships finalized - Little City Foster Care

Become a Foster Parent

We are committed to recruiting and supporting foster/adoptive families to provide loving homes for children with autism and other intellectual and developmental disabilities.

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15,000 youth in Illinois Foster Care system - Little City

15,000 Reasons to Foster

Until each of the 15,000 youth currently in the foster care system has a loving home, there are 15,000 reasons to foster and adopt.

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HRC all children, all families seal

All Children, All Families

You can help provide a loving home for children with autism or other intellectual and developmental disabilities. We are searching for welcoming homes and loving parents regardless of age, race, creed, gender, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender-identification, income or education level.

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Become a Foster or Adoptive Parent

We are searching for welcoming homes and loving parents regardless of age, race, creed, gender, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender-identification, income or education level. Candidates must be 21 years of age or older, pass a background check, provide a safe home with an available bed for a child and have a passion to make a difference in a child’s life.

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Offerings

Little City hosts customized pre-licensing training to all prospective foster/adoptive parents as well as comprehensive case management services and treatment. We also have an extensive foster parent support and mentoring network led by foster parents.

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Attend an Orientation

Attending an orientation is a great way to learn more about what it takes to become a licensed foster parent and to help you determine if foster and/or adoptive parenting is the right decision for you and your family. You will also have the opportunity to learn more about Little City’s Foster Care and Adoption Program, as well as the commitment and support our professional team provides to the families and children we serve.

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Waiting Youth

Meet some of the wonderful youth who are currently in need of foster homes. If you have the time, space, love and commitment please consider fostering one of these children.

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*Name has been changed to protect confidentiality.

For more information, call 855-WeFoster or email foster@littlecity.org.

“Little City uses an affirming message – that it’s a good world, there’s a place for my kids in the world and Little City will help them find it.”

Rachel, mother of children receiving home-based support services