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Foster Care

Every child deserves to grow up cared for
and safe from abuse and neglect.

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Some children are born to a family, others join
their “forever families” through adoption.

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Many people face challenges and could
benefit from some assistance.

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About Us

Lutheran Child and Family Services of Illinois improves the well-being of people across the state by protecting children, strengthening families and building futures for those who have experienced trauma.


In response to God's love, LCFS engages with youth, adults, families, communities and other stakeholders to improve the well-being of those we are called to serve.


It is the Vision of LCFS, as a Lutheran Social Ministry Organization, to be a means for people of faith to carry out God’s will for His people, to show mercy, to do justice and love our neighbor.

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necessary to achieve a better life. Thank you for your donation.
Thank you for enhancing lives.

“You have to provide and be there for your kids. It’s no longer about you, it’s about them. [LCFS] got to know what type of person I am and helped me to get my son back.” -LCFS birth fatherRead Client Stories »

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