Foster Care

Become a Foster Parent in Illinois!

If you have heard too many news stories about abused and neglected children and have wondered, "what can I do to help them?" LCFS can help you become a licensed foster parent. We also provide follow-up training and support as you open your home to one or more children in need of care.

Who can be a foster parent
Foster parents can be married or single, can live in the city, suburbs or country, can be working or retired. If you are an Illinois resident and can answer yes to all of the following questions, you may be eligible to become an LCFS foster parent:

Are you at least 21 years old?
Are you willing to submit to a criminal background check?
Are you financially able to care for yourself and your own family?
Are you in good health?
Do you love children?
Are you able to meet the demands of children on a 24-hour basis?

Consider becoming an LCFS foster parent
There is always a great need for loving and stable foster homes in Illinois, especially for older children and sibling groups.

To learn more about becoming a foster parent, contact us.


Foster Care


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