Finding safe and loving Homes for Children
Foster Care services provide safe, secure and nurturing homes for children who have been separated from the care of their families of origin. When families are unable to care for their children, Children’s Home & Aid works to find suitable homes for them with foster parents who can provide the appropriate care based on the children’s individual needs.
Each year, Children’s Home & Aid provides Foster Care services to more than 1,000 children who need to be placed in foster homes because their families of origin are in crisis and are unable to provide for them. There are many children who need loving homes. Unfortunately, there are more than 16,000 foster children throughout Illinois and not enough foster parents.
As a foster care provider, we believe that change happens within the context of the family and through the creation of partnerships. Therefore, parents, children, and their formal and informal support systems, including foster caregivers and kin, are all considered PARTICIPANTS in the change process, and are all important TEAM MEMBERS. We understand all families are different, and we respect the unique values and diverse culture of each family system.
You can make a difference in a child’s life by opening your home and heart to a child who needs your loving care.
To find out more about our Foster Care services, select from the menu bar to the left:
- Become a Foster Parent
- Adult Connections
- Excellence Academy
- Relative Foster Care
- Sibling Connections
- Specialized Foster Care
- Therapeutic Foster Care
- Traditional Foster Care
- Foster Parent Resources (this page contains all foster care related documents)
V.O.I.C.E.S. (Very Outstanding Individual Citizens Empowering the State) was created to help improve foster care through input from youth in care. V.O.I.C.E.S. provides youth in care with a voice on issues that impact them. For more information, please visit V.O.I.C.E.S.
Children’s Home & Aid recognizes, respects, promotes and celebrates the value of cultural diversity and will ensure that each client’s ethnic or cultural customs, practices, and beliefs, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, disability, and/or community differences will be respected by agency staff.