Ministry for Adoption, Foster Care, and Safe Families


  • Foster Kids Are Our Kids – A collaboration between 62 child welfare agencies to improve the perception of foster care.  Includes list of foster care agencies and other ways to volunteer.
  • Allendale Association – A private, not-for-profit organization dedicated to excellence and innovation in the care, education, treatment and advocacy for troubled children, youth and their families.
  • UCAN – is a social service organization which works with 12,000 children, youth and families in Illinois each year (501(c)3) organization.  Their primary clients are wards of the state child welfare system – these are children and youth who have been removed from their homes for reasons of abuse or neglect.
  • One Hope United – is an accredited, not-for-profit human service organization that provides a diverse array of high-quality prevention, intervention, counseling and child development programs.
  • Administration for Children and Families The mission of this federal clearing house is to connect professionals and concerned citizens to practical, timely and essential information on programs, research, legislation, and statistics to promote the safety, permanency, and well-being of children and families.