Programs & Services

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.


To nurture and strengthen children and families in need.


A world where all of God’s children have the opportunity for safe, healthy and meaningful lives.

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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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