Category: Adoption

Social Work Month: Staff Profile – Susan Radcliff

  •  March 05, 2020

  Susan Radcliff, MSW, LSW, Adoption Supervisor, LCFS Belleville office Why did you get into social work? I got into social work because I wanted to help other families adopt or foster like our family had done. We had five adoption processes, three of which were successful and fostered several children during our adoption journey. […]

Every Child Deserves a Forever Family

  •  November 07, 2019

  November is National Adoption Month, and Lutheran Child and Family Services of Illinois (LCFS) wants to help educate people on the realities of adoption. There are many myths and misconceptions about what adoption looks like in today’s society. CLICK HERE for a helpful resource of five common adoption myths and the realities families should […]

Adoption support

  •  June 06, 2017

All children deserve the right to a permanent home where they feel safe and loved. Adoption can meet this need while bringing great joy to a family. Going through the adoption process can do the same, but there are also logistical and emotional challenges for which a helping hand and sound, expert advice are needed. […]

Hague Accreditation

  •  June 06, 2017

LCFS has achieved Hague Accreditation through the Council on Accreditation. This grants LCFS Dual Accreditation from COA, which demonstrates the agency’s commitment to the children and families we serve in Illinois and abroad. Hague Accreditation means that LCFS is in substantial compliance with the Hague Convention Accreditation Standards. LCFS’s Hague Accreditation is valid through November […]

Elmhurst-based adoption and birth-parent services offices moving

  •  August 24, 2016

We are moving our Elmhurst-based adoption and birth-parent services offices to Addison (effective August 30, 2016). This change enables us to operate more efficiently, while still providing all applicant families and birth parents with excellent service, assisting them throughout their journeys. (The offices of our Lifelink International Adoption program ( are also moving to the […]

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