Read the latest news about LCFS and the children, families and communities we serve together.

Impactful support

  •  October 20, 2016

What better way to spend a beautiful October evening than in the company of friends? More than 140 people agreed, gathering recently for the 27th annual Lutheran Child and Family Services of Illinois (LCFS) Harvest Gala. They gathered for a time of fellowship and good food and to support LCFS’ work of nurturing and protecting […]

Voter registration

  •  September 29, 2016

There’s still time to register to vote. Election day is November 8.   (Printable version of flyer)  

LGBTQ cultural competency

  •  September 26, 2016

We know that LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning) youth are disproportionately represented in the child-welfare system and that they often experience discrimination and maltreatment in substitute care. So LCFS engaged All Children All Families (a project of the Human Rights Campaign – in providing training so that our staff could learn best […]

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 […]

LCFS Joins Focus on Finding Families for Older Youth in Foster Care

  •  June 06, 2016

2016 Provider Exchange® Launches Second Cohort at LSA Annual Conference    From Lutheran Services in America:    “May 26, 2016 (Washington, D.C.) – Lutheran Services in America (LSA) expanded its partnership with the Provider Exchange at its annual conference in Minneapolis. The Provider Exchange expands the work begun last year to provide technical assistance to […]

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