Adoption is an exciting and loving way to build your family. We're here to help you with every step!

LCFS is an Illinois adoption agency with a long history of providing services to families and children, dating back to the opening of an orphanage in 1873. We have many years of experience in providing professional, reliable adoption services at a reasonable cost. We have assisted thousands of families in adopting children domestically and, since 1984, have assisted hundreds of families in adopting internationally.

We strive to provide you with a personal and professional adoption experience. Rather than attending a large informational meeting, you will personally talk over the phone with our intake specialist and have all your questions answered.

You will be assigned your own worker who will walk you through the home study process and help prepare you for the role of an adoptive parent.

Our social workers all hold master's degrees and several have been touched by adoption in their own lives. They can provide you with highly expert, professional service.

We also offer free or low-cost small-group educational seminars where you can personally talk to the speakers.

LCFS' eligibility guidelines follow those required by Illinois law and the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services and are generally very broad. There are no requirements regarding marriage, divorce, religion, upper age of parents or number of children. LCFS can assist both single and married adults residing in Illinois in completing an adoption.

To learn more about adopting through LCFS, contact us.

LCFS' Annual Report for Illinois Licensed Adoption Agencies

Adoptive Parents' Rights and Responsibilities in Illinois

LCFS' Adoption Grievance Procedure


Note: None of the children shown on this website are available for adoption.


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